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JOTA on AO51

AO-51 Special Event - JOTA Weekend 15-16 Oct

The annual Boy and Girl Scouts "Jamboree on the Air" Amateur Radio event is
scheduled for 15 and 16 October 2005. As this is an International Scouting
event, amateur radio stations around the world are invited to participate.
The AO-51 command team is scheduling the satellite for exclusive use by the
Scouts, and Satellite operators communicating with the Scouts, for this
weekend. Please allow the Scouts the opportunity to make as many contacts as
possible via AO-51 during this short time period. Base stations, please
remember that most of the JOTA stations will be portable, so please use
minimum power. The official times for the JOTA event will be from 1200 UTC
on October 15 until 1200 UTC on October 17, 2005.

For the JOTA weekend, AO-51 will be configured in the Dual FM repeater mode.
This will provide two independent FM repeaters (separate uplink and downlink
frequencies) for use over the weekend. Both repeaters will be for use by the
JOTA activity. This mode will run Monday through Friday before the event to
allow amateur satellite stations to familiarize and test this mode. The
configuration of the satellite frequencies for this mode is listed below.

AO-51 FM repeater #1
Downlink: 435.300 MHz
Uplink: 145.920 MHz with 67hz PL Tone

AO-51 FM repeater #2
Downlink: 435.150 MHz
Uplink: 145.880 MHz with NO PL Tone

Here are some web links for information on the JOTA weekend activity.

If your local club has a JOTA activity planned for the weekend please
consider volunteering your services to provide a satellite communication
station for the event.

Thanks for your support and participation.

73, KE4AZN
Echo Command Team
Amsat VP-Operations
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