[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 trasatlantic QSO possible now

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Fri Dec 11 07:22:12 PST 2009

On 11 Dec 2009 at 11:05, John Heath wrote:

Date sent:	Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:05:18 +0000 (GMT)
From:	John Heath <g7hia at btinternet.com>
Subject:	Re: [amsat-bb]  AO-51 trasatlantic QSO possible now
To:	Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>
Copies to:	amsat-bb at amsat.org

> Hi Luc,
> No satellite capability at present but I can confirm for anyone on the BB who hasn't tried it,  transatlantic contacts are perfectly possible via AO-51.  With most of Europe out of the footprint you will probably have the satellite to yourselves.
> Another great time to try, when the passes are sutiable is around midnight UTC into western USA and Canada. 5W is plenty. Just Nortyh amarica, Scandinavia and Scotland in the footprint.
> 73 John G7HIA
Thank's John i will check it and you're right this morning 0355EDT (0855UTC) i was alone on the satellite over the Atlantic At a time in 
the pass the footprint touch Europe Greenland Africa and the Caribbean Islands.

There is also other pass but they are too far east from FN36 to be workable but the Canadian maritime provinces especially Newfoundland is 
often available on many pass but i never hear a station from there on satellite.


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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