[amsat-bb] First time ever satellite related net on VHF

Raidel Abreu Espinet cl2esp at frcuba.co.cu
Mon Oct 1 07:54:32 PDT 2012

Hello all,

As a part of our effort to continue promoting the proper use of the amateur radio satellites by the Cuban ham community and added to the several radio-conferences that Hector (CO6CBF), Pavel (CO7WT) had performed in the past months.

It's a big pleasure to announce that we start this past Friday a VHF FM Net devoted entirely to the Amateur Radio Satellites on the 2m band on a simplex frequency for the Havana Province (capital of Cuba), with few coverage also to the surrounding provinces of Mayabeque and Artemisa. The net will be on the air every Friday from 19:00 to 20:00 local time on 145.550 MHz, CM2ESP is the Net Control Station.

The net is divided in three sections: News; A Technical Topic; and Question and Answer Session.

This first net was very appreciated by many hams, and a lot more were not able to check-in due to the severe thunderstorm that affected Havana right close to the starting time.

The Cuban Satellite Group named Grupo de Radioaficionados para Operaciones Satelitales (GROS) will continue promoting and creating new activities to increase the presence of Cuban Amateur Radio Stations on the satellites and the activation of new grids.

Several demonstrations and workshops are currently being scheduled.

Thanks to all for the support and good wishes we had receive since we start this idea on November 2011 which its greatest moment was the official constitution of the Group on March this year.


Raydel Abreu Espinet, CM2ESP
GROS Coordinator.

PS: Sorry for bad english....

Este mensaje ha sido enviado mediante el servicio de correo electronico que ofrece la Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba a sus miembros para respaldar el cumplimiento de los objetivos de la organizacion y su politica informativa. La persona que envia este correo asume el compromiso de usar el servicio a tales fines y cumplir con las regulaciones establecidas.

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