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Kid's Day January 2006 Announcement



January 2006 Amsat Kid's Day on AO-51

Amsat-NA, the AO-51 Command Team, and the AO-51 Operations Team will sponsor
Kid's Day on AO-51 on January 8, 2006.  The event will run from
approximately 0100 utc 8 January until 0345 utc 9 January.  The event is
open to all kids, worldwide.  We ask all amateur radio stations to give this
short time window to promote satellite operations with kids, by actually
showing a kid how to make contacts via AO-51, providing a station to
contact, or stepping aside to allow others to make contacts with the kids.
During the event, please limit contacts to stations that are operating with
kids at the microphone.  This should allow the kids to have a nice QSO and
pass some information.  Kids can tell their name, age, who is helping them
operate on AO-51, where they live, and other information about themselves.

AO-51 will be configured in the following mode during the event.  Please
note the change in the uplink frequency for the event.  The PL tone will be
turned off for the event.

Uplink:  145.880 mhz FM voice
Downlink:  435.300 mhz FM voice

The digital transponder on 435.150 will be turned off during the event.

See http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html on the ARRL website for
more Kids Day information.

Have fun and enjoy AO-51!

73 KE4AZN
Amsat VP-Operations
Echo Command Station
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