T40IARU Cuba on Satellites Saturday, April 21

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Hector Martinez CO6CBF

Cuba’s recently founded amateur radio satellite group “Grupo de Radioaficionados para Operaciones Satelitales” (GROS) held three successful activities last weekend commemorating the first human manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle and the 87th Anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

This Saturday we will be activating for the very first time a special event station on satellites. We will continue celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day on the 87th Anniversary of the founding of the IARU.

As you know, this year’s theme for the World Amateur Radio Day is Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 Years in Space in remembrance the launching of OSCAR 1 on December 12, 1961 and the launch of OSCAR 2 on June 2, 1962.

We will be on Satellites during Saturday, April 21. The special call sign is T40IARU and tentative operation is from EL92, EL83 and FL11.

Please, QSL via CO2FRC (via direct)

73 & see you on the birds!

Hector, CO6CBF
GROS`s vice-coordinator

Busy weekend for Cuba’s amateur radio satellite group http://www.uk.amsat.org/6389