[amsat-bb] Re: Experience with AO-51 145.880 MHz uplink

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 17 14:00:26 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.

You quoted your own correction, "while the satellite is within range of the 

>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."

Outside the range of the island, the standard QRP rules apply, 10 watts and 
omni or handheld antennas only. Europe is well out of range on any pass.

Overall, folks have been observing the K5D windows, and patiently waiting 
for them to be QRV. I'd appreciate the request to keep the repeater open for 
them to be passed on to those who didn't get it for one reason or another.

BTW, Ib is a valuable part of the AO-51 Operations Committee, and actually 
helps write the schedule each month, as well as keeps tabs on the activity 
over Europe for the command team and committee.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations

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