[amsat-bb] Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.

Kent R. Frazier badfrog88 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 09:39:36 PST 2008

Hello all, my name is Kent Frazier, K5KNT. I am just getting interested in
working amateur satellites. I just joined AMSAT on Tuesday, 26 February
2008. My current hardware is an Icom IC2720 dual band in my personal vehicle
with a Comet C767 dual band antenna. I also have an Icom IC-T22A 2-meter
hand held with a Diamond RH77CA antenna.

I've been trying to listen to passes of AO-51 over the last week.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to hear anything since Monday, 25
February at approx 01:04 UTC (Saturday 24 FEB 19:04 CST). At that time, I
thought I heard the call W9CPV.

I'm currently using Satscape as my tracking software. My Gridsquare location
is DM91sk.

Are there other satellites I could monitor with the above equipment? Any
suggestions for making my first contact?


Kent R. Frazier, K5KNT

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