[amsat-bb] Re: Hawaii BL11 on AO51 today?
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 2 05:45:34 PDT 2009
Congratulations to both of you!
-------------- Original message from "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>: --------------
> > Robert - you sounded great here in DM13-land (Riverside, CA).
> > Patrick is further east than I am ... how far did you
> > communniate???
> I don't know exactly where Robert was in Honolulu. I was
> in my favorite Phoenix city park on the DM33xp/DM43ap
> grid boundary - 33 degrees 38.903 minutes North, 112
> degrees West exactly - where I operate from whenever I
> say I am in DM33 and DM43:
> I held my antenna as high as I could hold it and pointed
> it westward, since there is a freeway wall not far from
> that spot. I had a maximum of 15 degrees elevation for
> the pass, and Robert mentioned in an e-mail earlier this
> afternoon he was only going to have a maximum of 4
> degrees elevation on that pass. He was most likely
> working hard for every bit of the satellite he could hear.
> Thanks for picking me up, Robert!
> Based on estimates for Honolulu (grid BL11cg) and using
> my location as mapped in the link above, it appears we
> covered a path of just over 2900 miles (almost 4700km)
> with that brief contact. My only other satellite QSO with
> the Hawaiian islands was with WH6FC on the "big island"
> of Hawaii (grid BK29) back in December 2005. That QSO
> spanned about 2850 miles/4500km from Phoenix, and
> Honolulu will be further away from me than anywhere on
> the island of Hawaii.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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