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New AO-85 Distance Record Claimed


A new distance record of 5751 kilometers (3565.6 miles) has been claimed for an AO-85 (Fox-1A) satellite contact.

Betrand Demarcq, FG8OJ, in Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe (FK96ig), worked Jose Elias Diaz Rodriguez, EB1FVQ, in Vigo, Spain (IN52pe), at 19:15 UTC on April 14, 2016.

A recording of the contact is available.

AMSAT posts records on its AMSAT Satellite Distance Records page. Send new claims to Paul Stoetzer, N8HM. The AO-85 CubeSat was launched last October. It carries a U/V FM transponder. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via Paul Stoetzer, N8HM