[amsat-bb] Re: K8YSE Lake Superior QSL cards

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Mon Sep 27 16:29:50 PDT 2010


I worked you in 4 or 5 grids. It was a great experience since I was on the birds only a few weeks. 

I look forward to getting your cards.


Sent from my iPod
Rick Tejera
Editor, SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club

On Sep 27, 2010, at 15:03, John Papay <john at papays.com> wrote:

> The Lake Superior Grid Expedition cards have been
> printed and are in transit.  I hope to receive them
> in a few days.
> With that in mind, I should have some ready before the
> AMSAT Symposium.  If you worked me on the trip and plan
> to attend the Symposium, please drop me an email off line.
> I will bring cards to Chicago and give them to you in
> person.
> There will be 11 different cards for the various locations.  A
> picture of the Minnesota card is on my website, papays.com/sat
> and qrz.com.  There were about 350 unique callsigns out of
> 2069 qso's.  This is a good indicator that it's not just a
> handful of stations that are operating on the birds.  There is
> a growing interest in satellites and many of the newer operators
> are working towards their Satellite VUCC!
> Operating "portable" away from your home grid is both challenging
> and rewarding.  Once you try it, you'll always think about taking
> your gear with you when you have the opportunity to travel.  There
> is always a need for uncommon grids.  Many grids that were once
> active can become rare in a short time.  Don't be afraid to show
> up from any grid.  There will always be someone that needs it and
> they will appreciate the effort that you make to operate from there.
> 73,
> John K8YSE
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