[amsat-bb] AO-51 now in dual repeaters, V/U and L/U

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 25 15:57:42 PDT 2010

I just completed the weekly mode change for AO-51 just after 2200Z. We 
are now running dual repeaters on 145.920/435.300 and 1268.700/435.150. 
The 67Hz PL access is on for the V/U pair with a 2 minute period. Power 
output is 410mw for either repeater.

AO-51 will be reentering eclipses this week or next, and we will need to 
frequently interrupt the L/U repeater for telemetry. The modulation will 
be left low on the repeater to make the switch from data to voice 
easier. I'll try to do this primarily on the morning passes over the 
East Coast, but it could happen on any US pass. It's important for us to 
keep close tabs on the power situation during this period.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations

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