OSCAR Straight Key Night 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in Straight Key Night on OSCAR 2011, conducted by AMSAT for radio amateurs throughout the world.This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Dick Peacock, W2GFF, who died in 2010 aged 91. Dick was an active satellite operator in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly on CW and usually with a straight key. He was also active on 50 MHz and the HF bands, and could always be counted on for a kind word and a friendly QSO.There are no rules, no scoring and no logs are required. Just operate CW on any OSCAR satellite, using a straight hand key, from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC on 1 January 2011, working as many SKN stations as you can.In keeping with the friendly nature of this event, each participant is asked to nominate one of the operators worked for "Best Fist." It is not necessary that your nominee have the best fist of anyone you heard, just of those you worked. Please send your nomination to W2RS via email at w2rs@amsat.org.Those nominated will be recognized in an ANS bulletin to be published in early February, and in The AMSAT Journal.AO-51 Configuration for OSCAR Straight Key Night 2011AO-51 will be placed in this mode for your use on Straight Key Night:December 30 (late UTC) CW/FM Repeater, V/U For Straight Key Night Uplink: 145.880 MHz CW Downlink: 435.300 MHz CW over FM9k6 Baud Telemetry Downlink: 435.150 MHz FM at 9600 baud

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