[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.
>Ray W2RS
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