[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from Tucson AZ hamfest, Saturday (18 October)
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Oct 17 16:55:45 PDT 2008
I will be part of the AMSAT table at the Old Pueblo Radio Club's
hamfest in Tucson AZ tomorrow. The hamfest is at the Kino Sports
Complex on Ajo Way, east of I-10, in grid DM42me. During the hamfest,
I am planning to do several satellite demonstrations as WD9EWK.
For AO-51, I hope to have a Scout at the mic to contact other Scouts
during those passes. If not, I will try to make contact with Scouts,
in keeping with AMSAT's wishes for the AO-51 JOTA configuration this
weekend. Besides AO-51, I plan on trying SO-50, FO-29, and VO-52.
This will be the first time I will do demonstrations on non-FM
satellites with my two FT-817NDs at a hamfest. On FO-29, I tend to
end up around 435.850-435.855 MHz on the downlink. For VO-52, I
generally work around 145.910-145.915 MHz on the downlink. Of course,
if there are stations around these spots already, I will move to another
spot on the passbands - probably a little higher - so my non-automated
station doesn't QRM others.
Since the ISS will be passing by in the morning, I will be listening
during those passes. If someone is on the microphone up there making
contacts, I will try to make a contact from the hamfest.
I will send QSL cards to all stations that make contacts with WD9EWK
from the hamfest. No need to send me anything first, if we make a
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