[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 contacts

Clare Fowler clarefowler at rogers.com
Thu Feb 3 17:34:49 PST 2011

I made over 1300 contacts on AO-40 during its 2 3/4 years of operation.

The first QSO was on 05/05/01 at 08:17 with  Mike N1JEZ on U/S
then at 08:39 worked Dom I8CVS, at 08:52 Fred CU8AO, and at 09:03 Frank 

I then fired up my FT-736R on 1.2 GHz and at 09:44 worked Steve KB8VAO with 
of us making our 1st L/S QSO on AO-40 and then at 09:55 worked Mike N1JEZ
for his first L/S contact.

On the 25th and 26th of Jan 2003 an AO-40 QSO party was held.
 30 logs were submitted from 14 countries.
I made 107 QSO's with 19 DXCC countries.

My last contact was on 28/01/04 at 20:39 with DG4DW.
My next log entry was at 29/01/04 at 01:35 with Jerry W0SAT and
my log note is "we talked about AO-40 gone"

In spite of the fact AO-40 had major problems and never operated near it's 
design I think it was a very successful amateur satellite.

Bob (W7LRD); I guess all we can do now is remember the good old days and cry 
each others shoulders. SOB SOB

Clare VE3NPC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Floyd Rodgers" <kc5qbc at swbell.net>
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Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:04 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO40 contacts

> Did anyone manage to bag any contacts off A040 before it's sad event?
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