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AMSAT Announces Annual Straight Key Night

12/24/2009

AMSAT, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, has announced its annual Straight Key Night will take place from 0000-2400 UTC on January 1, 2010. Get out your straight key and join amateurs the world over as they connect with each other via the OSCAR satellites. According to AMSAT past vice president Ray Soifer, W2RS, the AO-51 satellite will be configured as an SSB/FM Repeater, V/U (CW QSOs only on Straight Key Night) with an uplink of 145.880 MHz USB and a downlink: 435.150 MHz FM during the event. "Participating in SKN 2010 on all satellites is easy," Soifer said. "No rules, no scoring and no need to send in a log -- just operate CW through any OSCAR between 0000 and 2400 UTC on January1, 2010 using a straight hand key. In keeping with the friendly nature of this event, all participants are encouraged to nominate someone they worked for 'Best Fist.' Your nominee need not have the best fist of those you heard, just of those you worked. Please send your nomination via e-mail. A list of those nominated will appear in AMSAT News Service and The AMSAT Journal."



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