[amsat-bb] TNX for the AO-16 QSOs!

Andrew.MacAllister@emerson.com Andrew.MacAllister at emerson.com
Sat Feb 2 22:24:23 PST 2008

We are just finishing up our cruise to the western Caribbean (W5ACM, W5GFP, WA5TWT, WA5WOD, N5RPQ and WB5RMA). Over 90 QSOs were made using my call W5ACM/MM from the Carnival Conquest. We made some AO-16 passes with excellent results, but I must admit that it is a bit difficult to do FM up and SSB down while standing out on the deck of a ship with handheld gear!
Most of the contacts were via AO-51 (much easier), but we were amazed at the signal strength of the AO-16 downlink. It was REALLY EXCELLENT!!
73 de Andy W5ACM/MM

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