A new FM repeater AMSAT satellite AO-91 has just been opened up for general use. Other than it being very popular and thus very busy in the early days, it sounds like it will be particularly easy to work, including from a handheld with a whip.
Uplink: 435.250 +/- Doppler
Tone: 67.0 Hz
John KG4AKV has put a great post up here with all the info.
Programming chart courtesy AMSAT UK:
Memory 1 (AOS) – Transmit 435.240 MHz (67.0 Hz Tone), Receive 145.960 MHz
Memory 2 (Approaching) – Transmit 435.245 MHz (67.0 Hz Tone), Receive 145.960 MHz
Memory 3 (TCA) – Transmit 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz Tone), Receive 145.960 MHz
Memory 4 (Departing) – Transmit 435.255 MHz (67.0 Hz Tone), Receive 145.960 MHz
Memory 5 (LOS) – Transmit 435.260 MHz (67.0 Hz Tone), Receive 145.960 MHz
The great construction contest is on again. It doesn’t matter that you haven’t painted it yet, or haven’t powered up the PA, or that you made it years ago and never entered it. It can still win if the members think it’s the best entry.
Big software projects using commercial rigs and USB gadgets are popular, pure metalwork and craftsmanship projects and ambitious or novel hardware ideas have all won in recent years and the selection depends on the judgement of ALL the members with the voting system designed to support the idea behind every entry.
A really good entry might get 4 points from loads of people, but your subtly cleverer idea may well get many more 3s and you’d win. Loads of people have only entered after persuasion and then won.
In any case, it’s great to show off what you do and to show the whole membership that we are a great club with loads of dynamic people ready to show our expertise.