more and more Amateur Radio Station to have two way
communication via AO-40, especially during the good condition of the satellite.
- Rule Of
- All Rules from Local / International
Organization is take precedence of this rule.
- Any station can participate, as long
as, it has its own facility (both uplink and downlink). No relay /
repeater use in any kind is permitted.
- One station is only valid for one
- Station can be a single operator
with his/her own call, or a group of operator with a club station call,
providing only use ONE set of radio is used (multi op with single radio).
- Use only electronic Log-Sheet (A
Software called Logger is available as freeware and downloadable for free
- Avoid LEILA, keep the power as low
as possible, below threshold (if you hear slightly de-sensing when
transmit, reduce the transmit power).
- To lock-up the TX and RX frequency,
it is suggested to fix the TX and find it by sweeping your RX and call
with your call-sign like this YB0KTQ on AO-40. Never use a continuous
tone. And never sweep your TX. (A software for calculating the TX-RX
frequency is available on: http://www.isibrno.cz/~kasal/AO-40Fqcalc.htm)
- If you can not hear your return
signal, do not call.
Downlink: S-band, USB
Uplink: U-band LSB OR L-band LSB (only
one band per station is allowed during the event)
Mode: SSB Only
Keep +/- 10 kHz from MB always
Event will be
commenced in January 24 and January 25
2003, which is Orbit#1026 and #1027. Starting and ending MA is in accordance with
the availability of pass-band.
- Special Certificate will be issued, for those who
have minimum 20 QSO with different station, and sending their electronic logsheet via eMail, also
sending SASE and US$ 5 via post office.
- Special award will be given to the station with the
biggest number of DXCC Countries and number of QSO (DXCC countries is take
precedence), provided that they send their electronic logsheet
For receiving the above mentioned award,
electronic worksheet in the following format: ASCII text, ADIF, Microsoft
Excel, should be sent to:
The closing date for electronic
log-sheet submission is 31 January
- Post Office Address:
To get Special Certificate as per point 5 above,
SASE and US$ 5 should be sent to:
Reinhard Sual YB0KTQ
Pulo Gebang Permai G1/9
All information on this AO-40 QSO
Party is available on Internet with this URL address:
This event is coordinated by
YB0KTQ, and by no means related to any organization, locally or
internationally. However, I have discussed most of this matter with friends
especially with AO-40 enthusiast from more than 15 countries, which support
this event to happen.