[amsat-bb] Re: VO 52 Certificate

Alan Sieg WB5RMG wb5rmg at somenet.net
Sat Feb 21 17:54:41 PST 2009

MM3YCG said :

> Hi all, Does anyone know or have they heard any more regarding the
> special certificate being issued by AMSAT India for having a QSO on
> the VO 52 satellite as was mentioned In a previous posting on this
> digest as I am unable to find any Information regarding this anywhere ??

I am about to send some cards, but haven't heard anything further.
Here is the original AMSAT Bulletin from ANS a few weeks back.
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-039.01
AMSAT India Sponsors VO-52 Operating Certificate

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 039.01
February 8, 2009
BID: $ANS-039.01

Nitin, VU3TYG announced AMSAT India will issue a certificate for
Amateur Radio operators who establish two way contact thru VO-52
between January 26, 2009 until May 5, 2009.

The first fifty certificates have been sponsored by a well-wisher
which includes postage. After the 50 certificates have been issued
a fee will apply. AMSAT India will announce these details when the
information is available.

Please send your QSL card containing the details of the QSO on VO-52
AMSAT India at the following address:

AMSAT India (Regd.)
No. 201, 2nd Main Road,
Mahalakshmi Layout,
Bangalore 560086

Also include your mailing address where you would like to have the
certificate sent to.

[ANS thanks Nitin, VU3TYG for the above information]


I have only indoor antennas currently, but work VO-52 fairly reliably.
(Not enough muscle to get thru on the orbiting repeaters...)

There was also a report recently about the upcoming launch of ANUSAT.
I haven't seen any details, but mention was made of store and forward...
Perhaps it will perform as an APRS digipeater as well as a BBS.
That might be useful I would think.
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