• [ANS] ANS-201 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/

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    * AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open For Amateur Use

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    ANS-201 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

    AMSAT News Service Bulletin 201.01
    DATE July 20, 2021
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    AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open For Amateur Use

    The AMSAT Engineering and Operations Teams are pleased to announce that
    AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. Users are
    advised to use efficient modes such as CW or FT4 for making contacts, since issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts challenging at best.

    Please see the May/June 2021 issue (Vol. 44, No. 3) of The AMSAT Journal
    for an article by Burns Fisher, WB1FJ, and Mark Hammond, N8MH, detailing
    the various attempts to characterize AO-109 and its apparent problems.

    On behalf of the Engineering and Operations Teams--

    Jerry, N0JY and Drew, KO4MA

    AO-109 Frequencies
    Inverting Linear Transponder
    Uplink 145.860 MHz - 145.890 MHz
    Downlink 435.760 MHz - 435.790 MHz
    1k2 BPSK Telemetry 435.750 MHz (non-operational)

    [ANS thanks AMSAT Vice President - Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, and
    AMSAT Vice President - Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, for the above information]


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    This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
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