[amsat-bb] Re: Experience with AO-51 145.880 MHz uplink
P47Harry at comcast.net
Tue Feb 17 13:43:01 PST 2009
I hate to be a "party-pooper," but my understanding is that the 2nd repeater
operating on AO-51 is reserved only for the K5D Desecheo Island Operation.
Someone correct me if this is not the case.
>From the main page of the AMSAT.org website, I read, "The second repeater on
AO-51 will be activated on February 16 and reserved only for contacts with
the K5D Desecheo Island 2009 DXpedition <http://www.kp5.us/> while the
satellite is within range of the island."
I've experienced some of the issues you raise when attempting to work AO-51
from the East Coast of the USA when operating V/U. We all need to be
patient and respect one another's use of the satellite. So many of us just
want to make that contact, and perhaps we are a bit hasty in pressing that
transmit button when others are still in QSO. It is a thrill to know that
we can communicate in this manner.
Good luck with your operating through the birds!
Harry ~ KC2OJN
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