[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Field Day Mode L/U and V/U dual repeaters

Bruce kk5do at arrl.net
Fri Mar 30 08:07:52 PST 2007

one per transponder on a single channel fm satellite. as two 
transponders are active, you can make one contact on v/u and one on l/u.


Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> I would say one per satellite, but I think that's Bruce's call....
> 73, Drew
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher at hrblock.com>
> To: <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 10:15 AM
> Subject: RE:[amsat-bb] AO-51 Field Day Mode L/U and V/U dual repeaters
> Drew,
> Would the "one QSO per satellite" rule apply for each channel of AO51?
> Or is it just one QSO for the bird, period?
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
> Light travels faster than sound...  This is why some people appear
> bright until you hear them speak
> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:03:32 -0400
> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 Field Day Mode L/U and V/U dual repeaters
> To: <amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org>, "ans-editor" <ans-editor at AMSAT.Org>
> Cc: wb8imy at arrl.org, eu-amsat at yahoogroups.com
> Message-ID: <00d801c77267$3cd357f0$6501a8c0 at KO4MA>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
> For Field Day this year AO-51 will be in a dual repeater mode, with the 
> following frequencies:
> L/U repeater
> Uplink 1268.700 FM, no PL tone
> Downlink 435.150 FM
> V/U repeater
> Uplink 145.920 FM, no PL tone
> Downlink 435.300 FM
> As a reminder, both the AMSAT and now ARRL Field Day rules state only
> one completed QSO per FM repeater satellite. Please adhere to this rule so
> that others may have an opportunity to make a QSO. Also, all stations are
> asked to please only transmit when they can hear the satellite, and 
> please use
> full duplex (with headphones) as a courtesy to the other users. Those 
> stations planning on using circularly polarized antennas please remember
> the 435.150 downlink is left hand circular polarization (LHCP), and the
> 435.300 downlink is right hand circular polarization (RHCP). Stay tuned 
> to AMSAT
> ANS bulletins or the AO-51 News page 
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/echo/ControlTeam.php for practice
> sessions of this mode to be scheduled several times between now and 
> Field Day.
> 73 and Good Luck!
> Drew KO4MA
> AMSAT VP Operations


Bruce Paige, KK5DO

AMSAT Director Contests and Awards

ARRL Awards Manager (WAS, 5BWAS, VUCC), VE

Houston AMSAT Net - Wed 0100z on W0KIE Intelsat Americas, T1, 6.2/6.8Mhz
Also streaming MP3 at http://www.amsatnet.com

Latest satellite news on the ARRL Audio News

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list