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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS004 (2004)

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ARLS004 UO-11 Satellite to Mark 20 years in Space

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Space Bulletin 004  ARLS004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  February 26, 2004
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS004
ARLS004 UO-11 Satellite to Mark 20 years in Space

UO-11--also known as UOSAT-2--turns 20 years old on March 1.

To mark the event, AMSAT-UK will issue a commemorative QSL card in
exchange for listener reports from stations monitoring the
satellite's signal during the entire month of March. The reports
must be posted via the reporting page on the AMSAT-UK Web site,
http://www.uk.amsat.org/uo-11/default.php, and QSL cards will be in the
form of a downloadable E-QSL.

UO-11 was the second satellite to be launched by the University of
Surrey group headed by Martin Sweeting, G3YJO. Its telemetry beacon
can be heard on 145.825 MHz FM using just a handheld radio. UO-11
also has a 2401.5 MHz beacon, although hearing the 2.4 GHz signal
could present a challenge. The University of Surrey Ground station
staff reportedly will attempt to maximize the number of days the
transmitters are active during March.

More information is available on the AMSAT-UK Web site,
http://www.uk.amsat.org/ .
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