[amsat-bb] AA5UK/KH6 Update >>> Where is everybody?

Adrian Engele aa5uk at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 1 13:03:38 PDT 2010


I know we have had some atmospheric issues that have made recent passes difficult at best. I am still trying to help a few of you on some low angle passes to get KH6 into your logs.

Having said that I am seeing very little activity on the SSB satellites. Last night I again worked several satellites and all I heard was my own voice calling CQ during every pass. Today I worked three passes FO29, VU52 and HO28. I only had one CONUS operator and one KH6 contact on HO28. Very disappointing.

So either there is little interest in KH6 or there are timing issues. I am not sure why there is so little participation.
I will look at the coming passes until April 4th which will most likely be the last day I operate from Kauai. If I don't start hearing more operators I will shut down early and work on enjoying my vacation.

Again sorry for another rant session but the lack of activity frankly puzzles after all the emails and sked requests that I have received over the last 6 weeks. Those operators that have worked me will be the few to get a KH6 card once the log is checked and I go to the printers.

Remember "If it was easy, we would all be doing it", under the conditions I have been working under: wind, rain and heavy QRN it has been very challenging these past few days. 

Aloha from AA5UK/KH6

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