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Re: AO-51 Field Day Mode L/U and V/U dual repeaters



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.

73...bruce


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@hrblock.com>
> To: <glasbrenner@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@mindspring.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 Field Day Mode L/U and V/U dual repeaters
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>, "ans-editor" <ans-editor@AMSAT.Org>
> Cc: wb8imy@arrl.org, eu-amsat@yahoogroups.com
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> 
> 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
> 
> 

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