[ans] ANS-290 AO-51 Configured to Support Scouting's Jamboree-On-The-Air

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 17 09:44:03 PDT 2006


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-290.01
AO-51 Configured to Support Scouting's Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA)

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 290.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 17, 2006
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-290.01

AMSAT Vice-President of Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA announced,
"AO-51 has been switched to the dual repeater mode, with the QRP repeater
on 435.150 reserved for JOTA contacts during this coming weekend. The AO-51
Operations Group strongly supports the JOTA activities and we ask that all
users of the QRP repeater yield to JOTA stations during the weekend."

Drew continued, "Normal QRP operation is encouraged during this week prior
to the JOTA event. QRP users are 10 watts or less using handheld or omni-
directional antennas ONLY."

AO-51 JOTA Operation Schedule October 16 to October 23

FM Repeater: V/U
Uplink:      145.920 MHz FM, No PL Tone this week
Downlink:    435.300 MHz FM

FM Repeater: V/U QRP/JOTA users only!
Uplink:      145.880 MHz, No PL Tone
Downlink:    435.150 MHz FM
The JOTA weekend is October 21st and October 22nd.

Reports and requests are always welcome to ao51-modes at amsat.org.

[ANS thanks Drew, KO4MA for the above information]

/EX




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