[amsat-bb] George Observatory ARISS contact today

Bruce kk5do at arrl.net
Sat Oct 16 18:59:48 PDT 2010

Allen, N5AFV, and I had a great time at the George Observatory today for 
their ARISS contact. We had 4-5 other hams there with us from the Brazos 
Valley Amateur Radio Club. I'd like to thank everyone on the AO-27 pass 
that we worked mid afternoon. Unfortunately it was the first pass after 
the ARISS contact and was 2.5 hours after the contact so all the kids 
were gone. But Allen and I were up on the roof of the observatory (an 
observation deck) and had a bunch of adults waiting for the satellite 
aos and when they heard it start up they were thrilled. It was more fun 
when we started making contacts. Allen was about 20 feet away from me 
and we both had people listening in. Allen made about 5 contacts and I 
made 3 or 4 (keep in mind, I have not worked a satellite in over a year 
but it is like riding a bicycle, you never forget).



Bruce Paige, KK5DO

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