[amsat-bb] Tucson (AZ) hamfest on Saturday, 17 October

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Oct 14 15:30:14 PDT 2009


On Saturday (17 October), I will have an AMSAT table at the Old
Pueblo Radio Club's annual hamfest in Tucson AZ.  The hamfest is
at the Kino Sports Complex, along Ajo Way east of I-10 and the
Tucson Electric Park stadium.  The hamfest starts around 0600
local time (1300 UTC), and should be done by noon.  

At my AMSAT table, I plan on doing demonstrations using 2 FM
satellites (AO-51, SO-50) and a linear-transponder satellite
(VO-52).  This has been a successful way to show interested 
hams that a large station is not necessary to get started, 
either on FM or SSB.  Subject to the availability of these 
satellites, WD9EWK will be on the following passes from the 

AO-51: 1346 UTC
SO-50: 1619 and 1759 UTC
VO-52: 1537 and 1712 UTC

I may be on the 1208 UTC AO-51 pass if I am up and about at that
time, but probably not from the hamfest site.  If you hear me on
any of these passes, please feel free to give me a call.  The 
hamfest is in grid DM42me, for those who may be interested in that.
I will send QSL cards to all who work WD9EWK at the hamfest, in 
appreciation of your support of my demonstrations.  

After the hamfest, I do not plan on taking the direct route back
to Phoenix.  I may wander over to other grids in southern or 
southeastern Arizona before making the drive home.  I do not know
which grid or grids I will visit for those passes.  I hope to be 
on the afternoon AO-27 and afternoon/evening AO-51 passes from
somewhere - and somewhere could be DM31, DM32, DM41, DM51, DM52, 
DM53, or some combination of these grids.  For the post-hamfest
activity, you don't have to send me a QSL or SASE if you work me.
Just e-mail me the QSO details, and I'll send out a QSL card if 
you are in the log.  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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