ARLA/CLUSTER: AMSAT Field Day on the satellites a 23 e 24 de junho
João Costa > CT1FBF
Terça-Feira, 19 de Junho de 2018 - 14:01:54 WEST
AMSAT Field Day on the satellites
Itâ€™s that time of year again; summer and *Field Day*!
Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a
'picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most
of all, FUN!'
The event takes place during a 23-hour period on the fourth weekend of
June. For 2018 the event takes place during a 27-hour period from
1800 UTC on Saturday, June 23, 2018 through 2100 UTC on Sunday, June 24,
2018. Those who set up prior to 1800 UTC on June 23 can operate only 24
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of
Field Day for operation via the amateur sat- ellites, held concurrently
with the ARRL event.
This year should be easier than many years since we have more than
10 transponders and repeaters available. Users should check the AMSAT
status page at http://www.amsat.org/status/ and the pages at
http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=177 for what is available in the weeks
leading up to field day.
To reduce the amount of time to research each satellite, see the current FM
satellite table at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=5012
and the current linear satellite table at
If you are considering ONLY the FM voice satellites, there are SO-50,
AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92. It might be easier this year to make that one FM
contact for the ARRL bonus points with so many FM birds. The congestion on
FM LEO satellites is always so intense that we must continue to limit their
use to one-QSO-per-FM-satellite. This includes the International Space
Station. You will be allowed one QSO if the ISS is operating Voice.
AO-92 may be in L/v for the first part of the event, depending on command
station availability. Keep an eye on @AMSAT on Twitter for expected L/v
mode change times.
The full set of rules are posted at:
*Bruce Paige, KK5DO*
AMSAT Director Contests and Awards
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