PI9CAM active during the Jamboree

Camras Dish Dwingelo The NetherlandsDuring the Jamboree on the Air, PI9CAM will be active mainly on RX. We will run the WebSDR on 70 cm and on 23 cm. On 70 cm several small 70 cm JOTA stations will try to see their signal on the moon via our WebSDR. We hope to run the system both nights (October 14/15 and 15/16). During the second night we will also be able to TX, so if JOTA activity gets low we can make some EME QSO’s. Look for us on the HB9Q loggers. Team PI9CAM

Update: Nov 26, 2011

The use of the dish in Dwingeloo was a great success during the Jota 2011. You can read the complete article on: camras.nl

Listen for ISS Operation During JOTA

ISS Earth BackgroundAstronaut Mike Fossum KF5AQG is planning to participate in JOTA from the
International Space Station during using the call sign NA1SS.

His schedule is somewhat flexible on the weekends but he will not be available for every pass. The typical crew work periods are 0800-1930 UTC and they are sometimes available a bit later.

When available, Mike will be operating on the standard ISS frequencies:

  • ITU Region 1 (Europe, Russia and Africa) uplink: 145.200 MHz FM
  • ITU regions 2 & 3 (everywhere else) uplink:144.490 MHz FM.
  • Worldwide downlink for NA1SS: 145.800 MHz FM.

AO-51 to support 54th Jamboree

AO-51 to support 54th Jamboree On The Air October 15-16, 2011.

54th Jamboree badgeThe AO-51 Command Team is happy to announce support of the Scouting Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) during the weekend Oct. 15-16, 2011. The AO-51 satellite will remain in its current configuration, with an understanding that contacts involving Scouts will be given first priority during this period.

The current operating mode of AO-51 is as follows:

Uplink: 145.880 MHz FM (No PL tone)
Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM

The World Scouting Organization in Switzerland posted JOTA information on their web: www.scout.org.