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73 on 73 Award Period Now Underway


Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, is sponsoring a new award for contacts made via the UK Amateur Radio Educational Satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) to promote activity on the satellite. The award period began on September 1.

Requirements are simple: Work 73 different stations on AO-73 (SSB or CW). There are no geographic restrictions on operating location, no QSLs are required, and the award is free, although Stoetzer encourages contributions to AMSAT-UK and to AMSAT-NA’s Fox program.

\E-mail log extracts containing the call sign of each station worked and the date/time (UTC) of each contact. Include your mailing address.

The AO-73 inverting transponder uplink is 435.150-435.130 MHz (LSB). The downlink is 145.950-145.970 MHz (USB). Use no more than 5 W to a 7 dBi gain antenna when accessing the AO-73 transponder. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service via Paul Stoetzer, N8HM