[amsat-bb] Re: Happy Birthday to HAMSAT

John Geiger aa5jg at yahoo.com
Tue May 4 19:34:11 PDT 2010

Happy birthday to VO52 and congrats to the team for designing and implimenting such a great satellite.  VO52 doesn't get as much use as it should in the USA, but it has an excellent downlink and is my favorite linear satellite to use.  I have a simple antenna (cushcraft A270-10S dualband yagi) with no elevation and only horizontal polarization but I get great signals from VO52 and have no problem making QSOs on it when others are there.  The doppler shift is fast but that is half the fun!

Heres to hoping it lasts as long as AO7!

73s John AA5JG
Lawton, OK EM04

--- On Tue, 5/4/10, Prathap Kumar <vu2pop at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Prathap Kumar <vu2pop at gmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Happy Birthday to HAMSAT
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org, "CQ_VU" <CQ_VU at yahoogroups.com>, vuhams at yahoogroups.com, "AMSAT-India" <info at amsatindia.org>, ARSICOM at yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 9:07 PM
> Hi All
> Heres wishing HAMSAT VO-52 a very Happy Birthday with 5
> years of healthy 
> service to hams all over the world.
> On behalf of hams Amsat-India thanks ISRO, with sincere
> gratitude for their 
> wondeful gift of HAMSAT to the world of Amateur Radio.
> At the recent meet ISTRAC reported that Hamsat is very
> healthy and should 
> provide many more years of service to hams.
> Comemorating the 5th birthday we would appreciate user
> reports and feedback 
> about Hamsat.
> Please email your reports , feedback & experiences
> Thank you ISRO and all who contributed to HAMSAT project.
> Best 73
> Pop
> Director Technical
> Amsat India 
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