[amsat-bb] All the mobile talk

John Price n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 16:41:46 PDT 2009

I had not worked any satellite mobile for a good while. All the post
about mobile operation got me to thinking. So I got the 19 inch wipe
out and connected it to the 706 mk2g and tuned the D-700 to the
uplink and away I went down the road. I waited till I heard the bird
solid before calling. Heard myself right off. Worked somebody in EL97
I believe it was. I did not have a pencil and paper and could not
have logged it while driving anyway. The Icom has a built in preamp
which I found necessary to hear the bird solid. I was using a Larsen
2/70 duel band antenna for the uplink. So I guess it still works.
That was fun.

73's << John

N4QWF Amateur Radio Operator
Echolink nodes #110903 -L #388463
Formerly KC4AHW  VK3FEZ
Amsat Member #27845
DXCC #33,478
WAS SAT #296
51 on AO-51 #13
LON -79.256 LAT 37.459 Grid FM07il
>From the Foothills of the Blueridge

*Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
proclaiming - "WOW, What a ride!"

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