[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Operating Areas (OA's)
vk3jed at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 00:38:27 PST 2008
At 06:42 PM 1/30/2008, Edward Cole wrote:
>What you describe is what we see in Alaska for 70-90% of a Leo
>pass. Often I have had 15-min. exclusive use of a Leo as it comes
>over the N. Pole and descends over Alaska. The end of this the
>footprint overlaps the Pacific NW and qualifies as OA/B.
I can imagine up in Alaska, with the low population density up there.
>I am not active on Leo for some time. My antennas are down awaiting
>installation on a new short tower. Winter has precluded getting much
>outside work done. Short daylight hours also interfere.
Our milder climate makes portable operation the easiest way all year
round. Also much cheaper! :)
73 de VK3JED
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