[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Operating Areas (OA's)

Tony Langdon 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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