[amsat-bb] Re: FO-29??

Rick - WA4NVM wa4nvm at comcast.net
Fri Oct 15 16:18:10 PDT 2010


Just checked it here in Memphis at 2316Z and heard nothing.  It doesn't
look good for tomorrow morning.


> Hi!
> I was looking on http://oscar.dcarr.org/ and noticed that FO-29 has
> not been reported as active since early (UTC) Thursday.  Did something
> happen to it?
> If FO-29 is not available tomorrow, that will only have an effect
> on one pass at the hamfest I'll attend in Tucson AZ.  I was hoping
> to work one pass around 1300 UTC at the hamfest site, to see if a
> different antenna could overcome the military QRM I encountered
> trying to work FO-29 at that location a couple of years ago.  Later
> in the day, AO-7 should be back in mode B - and its passes were coming
> by very close to the predicted times for FO-29.  I still don't know
> exactly where I'll drive tomorrow after that hamfest, and may leave
> it to the APRS track to show where I'm at in southeastern Arizona
> (heading to DM51/DM52 if I'm south of I-10, DM52/DM53 if I am north
> of I-10, or the at Arizona/New Mexico state line in DM52 if I am
> parked along I-10) at http://aprs.fi/wd9ewk-7
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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