[amsat-bb] Re: Amsat Awards

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Feb 18 22:35:13 PST 2009

Hi Rich!

> Congratulations Patrick, that's a bunch of heavenly looking, Arrow pointing,
> remote Satellite time, you have logged with this award............. and I
> appreciate you being out there!

Thanks for the nice words.  Yes, 5000 satellite contacts took me a little
more than 3 years, and a lot of that time only on weekends.  As I mention
in many posts, I am still having fun working the satellites we have.  After
this trip I am currently on, I hope to be on AO-7 (at least mode B).

During Wednesday afternoon, I worked one SO-50 pass and one AO-51
pass from two locations in grid DM32 in Arizona.  I stopped along Interstate
8 for SO-50, about 15 miles/25km west of Gila Bend.  For the AO-51 pass
a little later, I was at the town of Dateland about 35 miles/55km further west
along that freeway.  I'm now in Calexico, California - DM22 - where I will be
staying for a few days, other than when I am at the Yuma AZ hamfest an
hour east of here.

For tomorrow and the next few days, I should be able to work passes from
here in DM22-land.  Things are going to plan, other than leaving Phoenix an
hour or so later than I had hoped this afternoon.  Again, I hope to be on many
passes and hope to work lots of stations during the time I am out here.

Good night, and 73!


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