[amsat-bb] Sat DX
lcfowler at magma.ca
Sun Feb 3 21:38:07 PST 2008
Of the 227 countries I have worked on satellite my most
memorable one was with HC8/XE1KK (Galapagos)
on UO-14. UO-14 was a single channel FM bird
with an altitude of about 800 km.
The distance from my QTH to there is 3277 miles
which by itself is no record.
I had worked Ramon on 10 meters and I mentioned
I spent most of my time on satellites. He immediately
came back saying he was working sats from there and
he would love a contact with me. I looked at Instant Track
and found we had a mutual window for about 3 minutes
the next day with a max elevation of about 3 degrees
for each of us.
As well the path would be over North America in the
afternoon with lots of activity for QRM.
I didnt have much hope I would hear him let alone
make an exchange. However we managed to
do just that. I have his card dated 27 Mar 2002
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