[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Any Local Ham Activity Related to Tsunami Relief Efforts?



Hi Rick,

How about a ham radio satellite for emails?

Any other Boston area AMSAT members involved?

73,
Tony AA2TX

---
>SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-364.01
>AO-51 Configured for Earthquake/Tsunami Support
>
>
>AMSAT News Service Bulletin 364.01
> >From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
>December 29, 2004
>To All RADIO AMATEURS
>BID: $ANS-364.01
>
>
>In an effort to lend any assistance possible to the Earthquake/Tsunami
>disaster area, AO-51 will be will be configured and opened for use as a
>store and forward message satellite for those in the disaster area.
>Therefore the current schedule for AO-51 has been cancelled.
>The planned mode change to the FM Repeater in high power will not occur.
>
>
>AO-51 will be reconfigured at approximately 0305 UTC on 30 DEC 2004 to
>operate as a Store and Forward PBBS.  The PBBS will still be open to
>general amateur use, but amateur operators should be ready to cease BBS
>operations at any moment, when we start to receive message traffic.  We
>ask that all unattended PBBS operation stop until further notice.  AO-51
>PBBS users may be requested to help download and forward messages.  More
>information about how amateur operators can help will be forthcoming.
>
>
>The FM repeater (Downlink 435.300 Mhz, Uplink 145.920 MHz) will be
>turned off to allow maximum power to be used on the PBBS downlink.
>
>
>The configuration for AO-51 PBBS will be:
>Downlink:  435.150 MHz, FM 9600 baud PacSat BroadCast Protocol (PBBS)
>Uplink:    145.860 MHz FM, 9600 baud PacSat BroadCast Protocol (PBBS)
>
>
>Anyone that can help contact those in the disaster area and inform them
>of the Satellite resource is encouraged to do so. Should another
>configuration of AO-51 be identified as providing more benefit to those
>in the disaster area, AMSAT will adjust AO-51's operating mode
>accordingly.
>
>
>Amsat and the Echo Command Team appreciate your help and understanding
>as we try and lend assistance.
>
>
>Mike Kingery
>Echo Command Team
>Amsat VP Opeations
>
>
>[ANS thanks Mike, KE4AZN for the above information]
>
>
>/EX


---

At 10:28 PM 12/29/2004 +0000, ARRL Web site wrote:

>Rick Zach, K1RJZ writes:
>
>
>
>"Channel-5 news is potentially interested in doing a story on how local
>hams may be assisting with emergency communications for the tragic
>Tsunami events.
>
>
>
>The aim will be less on hams and more on the event itself but it is
>still obviously good PR for the ham community.
>
>
>
>Please forward any concrete leads on who is helping to
>
>
>
>rickzach@hearst.com
>
>
>
>and I will forward it to the Executive Producer who is Joanne Pallotta
>(she is quite busy!). If I cannot be reached, Joanne can be reached at
>781-433-4497 but keep your verbal introduction and details trimmed to an
>"elevator speech" and she will guide the conversation from there.
>
>
>
>Thanks and good luck.
>
>_______________________________
>
>Rick Zach, Chief Engineer (aka K1RJZ)
>
>WCVB-TV ch5 Boston
>
>
>
>5 TV Place, Needham, Massachusetts 02494
>
>desk: 781-433-4774
>
>cell: 508-395-8730
>
>--------------------------------------------------------------------
>ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
>Section Manager: Phillip Temples, K9HI
>k9hi@arrl.org
>--------------------------------------------------------------------
>This message is being sent to you via the ARRL Members Only Web site.
>If you do not want to receive further messages, go to the site at:
>http://www.arrl.org/members-only/memdata.html?modify=1
>Log in with your username and password and change your email options.
>Unchecking the "News and information from your Division Director and
>Section Manager" box will prevent messages such as this one from
>being sent to you.
>-- webmaster@arrl.org
>
>
>---
>Incoming mail is certified Virus Free.
>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
>Version: 6.0.817 / Virus Database: 555 - Release Date: 12/15/2004
----
Sent via amsat-bb@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home