[amsat-bb] Re: new to sats

Ron Overdrive ronoverdrive at tehfurry.com
Thu May 20 09:14:55 PDT 2010

Hey Jimmy, some of the easiest birds to try are AO-27, SO-50, AO-51, and
HO-68. All of them are popular birds with plenty of contacts. Only thing to
keep in mind is the schedules they run on. You want to make sure they're
turned on and what mode they're in when making a pass. A lot of that info
can be found on AMSAT.org and I've found YouTube to be a good resource for
teaching you how to make your first contact on the birds with just a dual
band yagi antenna and a HT or two. Best of luck working the birds!

~73, KC2WQW

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Jimmy c <kc9pxz at centurytel.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> I been reading this group. for some reson I did not think we could post to
> it. I would like to say hello. Ive always liked the birds. I have not made a
> contract with a sat ywt. trying to read a bit before I try. Not sure what
> one I should try first. IM not really sure what resources there are to use
> there seems to be so many it kinda overwelming were to start. LOL Well just
> wanted to say hello.
> 73
> JImmy C
> Norwalk, WI
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