[ans] ANS-069 ANS Special Bulletin - AO-51 Second Repeater Configured to Support K4T DXpedition

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Wed Mar 10 16:39:02 PST 2010

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-069.01
AO-51 Second Repeater Configured to Support K4T DXpedition

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 069.01
March 10, 2010
BID: $ANS-069.01

The K4T DXpedition to Dry Tortugas (Grid EL84) in the Gulf of Mexico 
will include amateur satellite operations in addition to their HF 
plans between March 11 - 15. 

Team Leader for K4T, Mike Forsythe, AC2V says, "One of the primary 
stations will be dedicated to satellite operations on a 24 hour 
basis. Mark Hammond, N8MH will be heading up K4T satellite operations. 
K4T will be using batteries, solar power, and wind power. It's a com-
pletely 'green' operation".

Mark, N8MH said, "We're going to have a top-notch satellite station
with two full satellite stations and one portable satellite station. 
You can expect us to be active on AO-7, AO-27, FO-29, SO-50, AO-51, 
VO-52, SO-67, and HO-68 (depending on the mode schedules of the satel-
lites, of course)." A list of the K4T planned operating times and tar-
get frequencies for all amateur satellite operations has been posted 
on the AMSAT web page at: http://www.amsat.org. This also includes 
links to the K4T web pages for additional DXpedition information.

To support FM satellite operation from Dry Tortugas the AO-51 Command
Team will configure the satellite with both repeaters enabled:

March 11 - March 16

FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink:   145.920 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.300 Mhz FM

FM Repeater, V/U to support K4T EL84 DXpedition (Primary Frequency)
Uplink:   145.880 Mhz FM
Downlink: 435.150 Mhz FM

The full AO-51 Operating Schedule can be viewed on-line at:

[ANS thanks the K4T DXpedition Team and the AO-51 Operations Team for
 the above information]


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