[amsat-bb] Re: 4C50C via satellite, through 31 August 2009
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>: --------------
> 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
> More information (in Spanish) is available at:
> and also:
> For now, the 4C50C page is a mirror of the XE50C page. It will
> be updated shortly, with new information related to the 4C50C
> Good luck, and 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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