[amsat-bb] Re: P3 status
Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL
vlfiscus at mcn.net
Mon May 24 10:26:20 PDT 2010
At 03:07 PM 5/22/2010 -0700, Peter Sils <du7la at yahoo.com> wrote:
>Hi Domenico. (and the group)...
>Thank you so very much for taking your time to respond to my question! I
>I too have a lot of equipment I bought just before AO-40 went QRT. I have
>been holding on to this in hopes that a HEO would be again active. As you
>know, no luck (same in the stock market lately - hi).
>I have been active before on AO-51 but find the operation like 50MHz on
>50.125 exchanging quick grid squares and nothing else! HEO operation is
>much prefered to LEO (for me).
I feel sorry for all satellite operators that have never had the
opportunity to try out a HEO. I never demonstrated one from the shack, but
during field days when I had an audience there was always a lot of
fascination at equipment and at all you could hear. Most of the time there
was always some DX too.
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