[amsat-bb] Re: VO-52 underused bird

Masahiro Arai m-arai at a.email.ne.jp
Thu Oct 26 08:09:59 PDT 2006

I'm surprised to hear VO-52 is underused bird over NA.

VO-52 is very crowded over JA. Recently, many CW portable stations
QRV from everywhere in JA. They are hopping each orbit and QRV from
different place. I made over 100 very short CW QSOs this month.
VO-52 is easy sat for CW station. Some portable stations are using
simple V/UHF dual-band mobile whip antenna, and win the good


Masa  JN1GKZ    Tokyo Japan

>I never hear anyone talking about vo52.  I was there aos to los cqing myself.  The sat 
reminds me of the old rs 10 days.  A good sized bandwidth and enough time for a couple 
short enjoyable qso's.  See you there.
>73 Bob W7LRD

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