[amsat-bb] Original 13 Colonies - thanks to all!

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 5 15:59:29 PDT 2009

Hey everyone,

Thank you all for participating in the Original 13 Colonies special event. I regret that we only had 11 of the 13 colonies active on the satellites, and hope we can have them all for the 2010 event. It appears as though many satellite operators were looking for the special call signs on virtually all the satellites.

Here, as N3TL/K2G, I completed contacts on AO-7, AO-27, AO-51, FO-29, SO-50 and VO-52. I also digipeated a general greeting via packet through the ISS, but did not complete a 2-way contact. My log to KU2US includes the following details.

82 contacts that include:
24 states 
2 Canadian provinces - Ontario and Quebec
3 DX entities - Honduras, Mexico and the U.K. 
50 grid squares

Last Thursday, I got an email from Jim, G3WGM, asking whether I'd be interested in tyring to make a contact with "the Motherland" during the special event. We made it happen at 00:54 UTC on July 4th, from the southernmost of the Original 13. Thanks, Jim, for staying up so late!

Thanks again to everyone for participating. Remember to visit Ken's page at www.qrz.com/KU2US for all the details on getting a certificate.

73 to all,

Tim - N3TL/K2G - Georgia

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