AO-51 is back in V/U mode! Around 2230UTC 20 Dec 2009 the mode on AO-51 was changed according to the posted schedule as follows:
December 21 - December 28
FM Repeater, V/U
Uplink: 145.920 MHz FM
Downlink: 435.300 MHz FM
9k6 BBS, L/U
Uplink: 1268.700 MHz 9k6 FM
Downlink: 435.150 MHz 9k6 FM
The FM Repeater on TXB (435.300) is at about 450mW, while the BBS on TXB (435.150) is at about 500mW. Signals on both transmitters sound fine. The digipeater on TXB is "ON." We are collecting telemetry (every 30 secs) for the next 24 hours.
Thanks for the S-band activity during the previous mode period!
73 on behalf the AO-51 Command Team,
Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]