[amsat-bb] Presentation/demonstration tonight - report

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Mar 19 23:07:11 PDT 2009


Thanks to all the stations I heard and worked on the 0133 UTC AO-51
pass this evening.  I was standing outside the meeting room on the
Thunderbird School of Global Management campus in Glendale AZ (grid
DM33vo), and the demonstration took place just before the start of
the ThunderBird Amateur Radio Club's monthly general meeting.  I 
also gave a satellite/AMSAT presentation during the meeting.

For the AO-51 pass, I worked 13 stations from central Mexico up to
Alaska, and as far east as Winnipeg and Memphis.  Thanks to all for
the QSOs, and my apologies to N5JDT and VE6RVT/W7 - I heard you 
during the pass, heard you again when playing back my recording to
make my log entries, but did not work you in there.  I also heard
from a couple of others who heard the pass, but could not get 
through themselves.  I appreciated the crowd that showed up for the 
pass, and the variety of locations for a predominately western 
North America pass.  

I gave a presentation for this club in March 2007, followed by an
on-air exercise for some of the club members who assembled their
own dual-band Yagis using the WA5VJB "Cheap Yagi" design complete
with diplexer in July 2007.  I've been invited to their hamfests
for 3 consecutive years now, in January of each year, and appreciate 
the hospitality of the club and its membership to have me be a 
part of their meetings and hamfests over the past couple of years. 


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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