ANS-272.02 Special Bulletin – AO-92 Remaining in U/v For Potential Emergency Traffic

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations has received a request from amateurs involved with emergency communications in the Azores, requesting we forego L/v operation on AO-92 this week.

Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to pass through the Azores as a Category 4 storm Tuesday and Wednesday, and they are requesting AO-92 remain in U/v for potential emergency traffic. Please be aware of and yield to any emergency traffic, on any satellite, coming from the area during this time. Passes covering the Azores and Portugal are the most critical.

We realize that there have been a few moves and cancellations for this mode recently, and I ask for understanding and cooperation.

Emergency use is always first priority, and AMSAT is happy to assist in any way we can.

[ANS thanks Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations for the   above information]