[ans] ANS-289.01 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin AO-51 Supporting JOTA

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Fri Oct 16 19:12:48 PDT 2009


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-289.01
ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Configuration to Support Scouting JOTA

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 289.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
October 16, 2009
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-289.01

AMSAT-NA is supporting the 52nd Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 
Scouting event by dedicating AO-51 operation to the Scouts.

AMSAT-NA VP Operations, Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA said, "For 
October 17th and 18th, the AO-51 QRP repeater will be allocated
for JOTA use. All users are requested to give way to JOTA stations
or QSOs with JOTA stations."

The frequencies used for this weekend will be 145.880 FM uplink,
and 435.150 FM downlink, no PL tone required. The mode change 
should occur at ~00:00 UTC on the 17th (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.

Keith Pugh, W5IU, reports from Texas, "K2BSA will be operating on 
the Amateur Radio Satellites from the National Scouting Museum in 
Irving, TX, from 14:00 to 22:00 UTC on Saturday, 17 Oct. 2009.  We 
will be on as many of the passes listed below as possible.  We will 
be operating as a portable, hand-held station.  Bring your Scouts 
and join us on the Birds."

Here are the predicted passes for K2BSA:

WinAos   QTH: -97.0/32.9   T#: 11612   Sat.: 6 [Standard]
 ----------------------------------------------------------
     Day     Object       AOS (U) LOS Period maxEl   AZ
 ----------------------------------------------------------
 17.10.2009  SO-50        14:41 14:50    09   10  356 - 098
 17.10.2009  AO-07        14:47 15:06    19   37  005 - 225
 17.10.2009  VO-52        15:35 15:48    13   35  023 - 176
 17.10.2009  SO-50        16:20 16:33    13   76  330 - 155
 17.10.2009  VO-52        17:12 17:23    11   16  348 - 228
 17.10.2009  AO-27        19:10 19:23    13   20  129 - 003
 17.10.2009  AO-27        20:48 21:03    15   39  185 - 340

There will also be an ARISS Contact with Scouts at the museum that 
will take place starting at 21:53 UTC.  This will be a Telebridge 
contact via WH6PN in Hawaii.  The contact will be on the EchoLink 
AMSAT Conference and on a wide area, 442.400 MHz repeater in the 
Dallas/Fort Worth area.

[ANS thanks Keith, W5IU, and Drew, KO4MA for the above information]

/EX




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