[amsat-bb] Re: AO-27: Deja vu all over again
Allen F. Mattis
afmattis at hal-pc.org
Wed Jun 23 17:31:18 PDT 2010
It was nice working you, Ray. I have used the MFJ-1717 with a W32A
HT for a hundred or so contacts.
I was working you from my home station using a cheap MFJ ground plane
with a pre-amp for receive on a Yaesu FT-817, and an MFJ Pulsar
dual-band antenna for uplink with a Yaesu FT-857. I firmly promote
the idea that you don't need to spend a thousand dollars or more to
work the birds.
Maybe we will work on FD - I will be using the KK5W call sign of the
Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club.
At 06:53 PM 6/23/2010, Rsoifer at aol.com wrote:
>More than 12 years after my January 1998 QST article, I recently acquired a
> new Yaesu VX-3R mini-HT. While getting ready for Field Day, I thought I
>would try it out on AO-27. With the same MFJ 1717 dual-band whip that I
>used back then, the 2-watt VX-3R quickly worked three stations today: K6YK,
>WC7V and N5AFV.
>Congratulations to them, and of course to the builders and command stations
> of AO-27, who've kept it going since 1993.
>See you all on FD from our club station, WE7GV.
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