n5uxt at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 12 12:35:11 PDT 2010
In the last week or so, some of us have heard W1AW on AO-27 and maybe
SO-50 calling CQ. I for one was wondering if it was truly W1AW since
the station was not replying to any calls.
So, I made a call to HQs and talked with Joe Carcia NJ1Q, station manager of
W1AW inquiring if it was truly W1AW from HQ trying to make some contacts. Sure
enough, it was Joe himself. He is working out some bugs with the W1AW Satellite
station to prepare for the big EME weekend later this week. ( Be on the look out for
Joe and myself talked a while and he mentioned that he had forgotten about the
imaging signal on the Kenwood TS-2000 on the downlink frequency of both
AO-27 and SO-50.
So, in short, if you do hear W1AW on the air, rest a sure, it is Joe testing
and willing to give out QSOs to all when possible.
Joe also did not make any promises but said he would try and show up
on AO-51 V/S mode next week after I mentioned to him I lost my
QSL Card where I worked him in V/S mode to Hurricane Katrina.
See ya on the birds.
73 de Angelo
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