[amsat-bb] Re: Maderia Island on the AO-51 6/17 2121Z Pass
ct2isg at sapo.pt
Wed Jun 18 04:06:55 PDT 2008
On 6/17 2121z it was not a station from Madeira Island but CT2ISG from Oporto City, North of Portuga, Grid IN51qe.
I called several times and listened to someone but it was already with a very low elevation.
73s to all
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From: Ben Jackson
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:42 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Maderia Island on the AO-51 6/17 2121Z Pass
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Interesting enough that I will bring this to -bb, partially to let
others know, and partially to try to satisfy my own curiosity...
On the 2121Z east coast pass (topping out at a whopping 5 degree
elevation from my QTH) I was able to weakly copy a Maderia Island,
Portugal station calling CQ North America. We were never able to trade
grid squares, nor was I able to get 100% copy his call sign (I can only
make out CT3?G on my recording), but we did hear each other.
So, I want to let everyone on the east coast know that there are reasons
to operate very low passes of AO-51, and I'm curious if anyone might
know who the station might be that I heard? I'd love to try to try to
set up another chance and give it another go.
Also, just to show how well meager setups work: I was using FT-7800 into
a mag mount for the uplink and a FT-60 with a K5OE handi-tenna for the
downlink. All from my car sitting in my condo parking lot. :)
Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/
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