[amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

George Henry ka3hsw at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 24 17:06:31 PDT 2007

Heard LOTS of stations on the first passes of AO-27, SO-50, and AO-51 (V/U) 
that obviously didn't read the new rules,
making one contact after another, even after being told "only ONE contact 
per FM satellite!"

I did manage to make my one contact each, and then focused on AO-07 and 
VO-52 for the rest of the contest.  Made 20
more contacts on those.  AO-07 is very interesting to listen to when she's 
being hit with too much power on CW...  hearing someone's
voice being "bounced" by the ditty-dots!

Sure did miss FO-29!!!

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 11:15 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

> Didn't even monitor the digital birds.  <grin>  The voice birds were busy,
> with the usual suspects running enough power, usually on CW, to bounce the
> entire passband on AO-7 and VO-52.  SO-50 and AO-51 VU were the usual 
> mess,
> but a lot of QSOs got made.  The mode LU on AO-51 was probably the only
> "civilized" operation, due to the manageable number of operators.  I 
> suspect
> that nearly everybody who wanted the point got one if they were patient, 
> no
> matter how marginal the signal.  So let's do it again next year!
> Alan

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