[ans] ANS-290 ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Configuration to Support Scouting JOTA

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Thu Oct 16 15:01:03 PDT 2008


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-290.01
ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Configuration to Support Scouting JOTA

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 290.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 16, 2008
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-290.01

AMSAT-NA is supporting the 51st Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Scouting 
event by dedicating AO-51 operation to the event. For October 18th 
and 19th, AO-51 will be configured as a single channel V/U repeater.
 
All users are requested to standby for JOTA stations. Please limit 
QSOs to those between or involving at least one JOTA station during 
this weekend. 

The frequencies used for this weekend will be 145.880 FM uplink, and 
435.300 FM downlink, no PL tone required. The mode change should occur 
at ~00:00 UTC on the 18th (Friday evening in the US) and run for 
approximately 48 hours.

AMSAT wishes the Scouts good luck operating via the AO-51 satellite for 
the event. Reports of your JOTA operations should be sent to the AMSAT-BB 
or directly to ko4ma at amsat.org. Photo files up to 5 Mb total are also 
welcome for possible inclusion in an upcoming AMSAT Journal article.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP Operations

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