[amsat-bb] AMSAT Assistance from Morocco, Norway

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 19 23:05:24 PDT 2010

I had a speaking engagement at the Orange County (CA) Amateur Radio Club scheduled for last night. They know of my involvement with AMSAT so, when they received an inquiry earlier in the week from the University of Southern California ham station regarding equipment setup, they forwarded the inquiry to me.

I have no experience with the transceivers mentioned, so I immediately re-post the inquiry here earlier this week.

Within 24 hours, USC received assistance from Norway and Morocco.

The USC contactperson re-wrote me, thanking me for getting him assistance. I told him that it was AMSAT-Worldwide that was really to be thanked. And in my "signature file," I mentioned that I was speaking in Orange County ...

Well, USC's Omair didn't receive my reply until 8:30am Friday morning - the date of my talk. But as we completed the 5:40PM PDT pass of AO-51 (speaking to US contacts as well as Canadian contacts), this gentleman walks up to me and introduces himself. "Hi, Clint. I am Omair Rahman from USC ... "

I was floored. Not only did Omair show up for the demo, but stayed for my sat presentation. OF COURSE I introduced him to the 40+ in attendance, and had him explain his station and plans for  their upcoming two satellites.

It was a special night - THANK YOU to Omair for showing up and presenting your satellite plans.

And THANK YOU to the fellow AMSAT members here who IMMEDIATELY sent info to Omair to assist him with his station's setup.

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

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