[amsat-bb] Re: My first contact - almost

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Jun 15 18:48:35 PDT 2009

Keep at LeRoy! 

Remember, "if this were easy, everyone would be doing it!"  It is after all rocket science, well kinda! 

73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: kd8bxp at aol.com 
To: "amsat bb bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 4:07:45 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [amsat-bb]  My first contact - almost 

Well thanks to everyone who gave me helpful hints and ideas I did almost make a contact today! I know I got into the SO50 today at about 11:10 - 11:11 est (local time) I heard some one give my call back and a brief report Unfortuntally at the same time doppler shifted on me and I wasn't fast enough to keep up I am using a th-d7ag and unfortunally there is not a way to program the odd band split in memory (at least not that I have found) so no matter what you have to hit two buttons. Anyways I diegress I replayed my recording serveral times and think - I think The man who came back to me was ND9M in FM29 (delaware) Which would be cool if it was - I was not able to complete the contact - so that doesn't really count does it After all of my frustration thou I am still chulking this one up to a WIN!! I would like to confirm somehow that it was ND9M that heard me So I am posting here :-) Thanks again to all who have helped! LeRoy, KD8BXP Sent on the Now Network� from my Sprint® BlackBerry 
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