[amsat-bb] Re: Jamboree on the Air, October 16 &17 -- Let the Scouts have the Birds.

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 12:02:22 PDT 2010

Tom and all,

It's likely that we can schedule AO-51 for a JOTA repeater during that weekend.

If the bird can support it (power budget), we'll support it!


Mark N8MH

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Tom Schuessler
<tjschuessler at verizon.net> wrote:
> Greetings to the list,
> The 53rd Jamboree on the Air is coming up on October 16th and 17th and many
> groups who are hosting events for Scouts are going to attempt to do
> satellite contact demos.  These contacts always stir up lots of excitement
> for the Scouts present.  As a person who is leading up a JOTA event at the
> National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas as K2BSA/5, I would like to
> request as much leeway as possible be given on those dates for Scout groups,
> especially on the FM birds.  Many of these portable stations will be using
> HTs and Arrow/Elk antennas and just will lose out on things if they get
> buried by high power, fixed stations.
> The whole purpose of JOTA is to expose the Scouting community to the
> excitement of Ham radio and we want to present as positive an image as we
> can on that weekend.
> I know this is just one guys opinion and I also know that this mailing list
> only goes to a small percentage of Hams involved with Satellite
> communications, but hopefully it will help to keep things sane on that
> weekend.
> I thank you all for your time and consideration in reading this and hope you
> get involved with a JOTA location near you.  These kids are our future in
> the hobby.
> Tom Schuessler de N5HYP
> 2713 Lake Gardens Drive
> Irving, Texas  75060
> 972-986-7456
> 214-403-1464 (Cell)
> n5hyp at arrl.net
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Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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