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

Mark Lunday mlunday at nc.rr.com
Sun Jul 5 18:43:10 PDT 2009

Nicely done, Tim!

Mark Lunday
wd4elg at arrl.net

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Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 6:59 PM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Original 13 Colonies - thanks to all!

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

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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