Sep 27 2017
English summary below!
Wisnu YB0AZ skickade lite information och en video till AMSAT-SM om deras contest via satelliten IO-86:
The LAPAN A2, also known as LAPAN-ORARI, was launched on September 28th 2015.
It carries a payload of amateur radio FM voice repeater and an APRS digipeater for radio amateur communications.
After launch, it received the designation IO 86 or Indonesia-OSCAR 86.
This satellite also carries an AIS (Automatic Identification System) to identify the ships and a video camera with a range three times wider than the previous Lapan satellite (Lapan Tubsat).
The IO86 satellite orbit the Earth along the equator with an altitude of 650 kilometers, and travel at 7.5 kilometers per second – enabling it to circle the Earth 14 times a day.
To celebrating its 2 years anniversary, the Indonesian National Institute for Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) and the Indonesian Amateur Radio Organization (ORARI) make some events.
One of the event is the radio amateur communications contest via the IO86 satellite during 22 September 2017 08:00 UTC until 24 September 2017 17:00 UTC.
The exchanges are RS + Grid Locator.
The calculation of points is based on how many QSOs you can made and how long the distance that you can reach through the IO86 satellite.
We called it the World’s First Equatorial Amsat Contest because as we knew it’s the first contest in the world via the Equatorial amateur satellite.
That’s my explanation Felix and please don’t hesitate to email me if you have more questions.
73 de Wisnu YBØAZ