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OSCAR 67 Satellite Active for JOTA

10/12/2010

 

The FM repeater aboard the South African Sumbandila OSCAR 67 (SO-67) satellite will be active over North and South America this weekend, October 16 and 17, for the Scouting Jamboree On The Air (JOTA).

According to the announcement from AMSAT-NA Vice President of Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, the repeater will be available for 15 minutes beginning at the following dates and times (UTC):

October 16:  10:39, 12:12, 13:37, 15:09, 16:42, 18:14, 19:47, 21:20, 22:38, 22:54, 23:55

October 17:  00:14, 01:28, 01:44, 03:00, 03:19, 04:55, 06:35, 10:20, 11:53, 13:15, 13:32, 14:50, 16:23, 17:56, 19:29, 21:01, 22:35

(Activity periods calculated by Ed Clayo, N8BBQ.)

The SO-67 repeater receives at 145.875 MHz FM (233.6 CTCSS) and re-transmits at 435.345 MHz FM. Local pass predictions are available from AMSAT-NA’s online calculator.



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