[amsat-bb] Dayton to Copenhagen and Birmingham (England) on AO-7 today

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri May 14 20:19:17 PDT 2010


I was not planning to do much on the radio this weekend here in 
Dayton.  The one thing I wanted to try was for a QSO with Europe.
I brought my two FT-817NDs and an Elk log periodic antenna, the 
gear I plan on traveling with more often in the future.  In the 
span of approximately 5 minutes around 2031 UTC this afternoon, 
I worked OZ1MY and 2E1EUB on AO-7 while parked on the EN70xa/EN80aa 
grid boundary northeast of Dayton.  That was fun.   :-)  Other than 
Iceland and maybe the Azores, Europe is not possible to work via
satellite from Arizona.  

Looking forward to the AMSAT forum tomorrow morning, and - hopefully - 
no more calls from the office!  Two of those today, including one that
took 3 hours to resolve, get in the way of a short vacation.  :-\    



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