[amsat-bb] Re: 4C50C via satellite, through 31 August 2009

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 27 05:26:24 PDT 2009

Thanks for posting this Patrick!


-------------- Original message from "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>: -------------- 

> Hi! 
> Omar XE1AO, a regular satellite operator from central Mexico, 
> e-mailed me news of a special callsign that will be showing up 
> on the satellites between now and 31 August 2009. The call, 
> 4C50C ("Four Charlie Fifty Charlie"), is part of the "Trabaja 
> Todo Colima" (Work All Colima) special event currently taking 
> place in the central Mexican state of Colima. This event is 
> commemorating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the J. 
> Roberto Levy radio club in that state. 
> During the months of June, July, and August, stations from all 
> over Colima have been on HF and the satellites, trying to put all 
> 10 Colima "municipios" (municipalities, similar to counties in 
> the USA) on the air. On HF, the special call XE50C has been used 
> from different parts of Colima. Now, four hams (XE1AO, XE1ATZ, 
> XE1AY, and XE1J) have been authorized by the Mexican 
> telecommunications regulator CoFeTel to use 4C50C on the satellites 
> as part of this event. 
> Initially, XE1AO will attempt to put 4C50C on AO-51's evening 
> passes along with VO-52 and FO-29 evening passes. Omar and the 
> other 3 hams hope to expand the use of 4C50C onto SO-50 and AO-27, 
> plus look at passes at other times of the day during this period. 
> For hams outside Mexico, XE1J is the QSL manager for these special 
> calls. The Mexican QSL bureau will take care of QSL requests from 
> XE hams. Along with the QSL cards, there will be a certificate 
> available to stations that work stations in at least 7 of the 10 
> Colima municipalities and also accumulate at least 74 points based 
> on the location of the stations worked in Colima. Additional 
> points are available for working certain stations like XE50C and 
> 4C50C. 
> More information (in Spanish) is available at: 
> http://arco.sat-xe.org/XE50C/XE50C.html 
> and also: 
> http://arco.sat-xe.org/4C50C/4C50C.html 
> For now, the 4C50C page is a mirror of the XE50C page. It will 
> be updated shortly, with new information related to the 4C50C 
> call. 
> Good luck, and 73! 
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/ 
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