[amsat-bb] AO-51 mode changes tonight

Gould Smith gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Fri Oct 10 10:32:00 PDT 2008

Hello Joe & BB,

I am assuming you are being general about the 2300Z pass.

I will be changing the modes of AO-51 tonight (10 Oct)  during my 23:20Z 
pass here in the eastern US.
It looks like this pass comes over AK about 2335Z. I hope to complete the 
change for both transponders and collect telemetry. Some of the commands 
will be in the blind, so there is a chance that the total change over may 
not be complete until the 0101Z pass 11 Oct over my QTH.
Also since this is a N - S pass for you, someone in Alaska would have to be 
transmitting a SSTV signal using the 1.2 GHz uplink for you to receive that.

I will try to get the QRP transmitter working first, check the 
uplink/downlink freqs below.

October 11 - October 12

SSTV Repeater, L/U (ROBOT 36 only, please be courteous!)
Uplink: 1268.700 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM

QRP FM Repeater, V/U (10 watts and omni or handheld antennas only)
Uplink: 145.880 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM

Gould, WA4SXM
AO-51 Command Station

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Seibert" <jsalaska at yahoo.com>
To: <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 12:02 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] A little help please...

I'm going to be demonstrating satellite operations to a group of six High 
School students this afternoon. They're all working on their Tech Class 
licenses and I'm trying to get them interested in satellite operations. We 
even have the local newspaper's reporter lined up to watch, so their will be 
some good public relations.
We'll be on the 2300 UTC AO-51 pass and would be appreciative if anyone who 
could contact us. We're pretty far west so it'd be great if stations on the 
west coast or our Canadian neighbors would give us a try. The call sign will 
be our club call, AL7YK and grid is AP90ds. We'll be using our club's arrow 
antenna with a IC 91AD HT.
Well also be on AO-7 on most of Sunday's passes who anyone who'd like to 
work our grid.

Joe Seibert- AL1F
Bethel, Alaska

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