[amsat-bb] Re: AO40 contacts

n1jez@burlingtontelecom.net n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Fri Feb 4 04:16:05 PST 2011

Those were fun days Clare!

My most challenging contacts were made using K band (24 GHz down). First 
contact was on 4/20/2002 with Jerry, K5OE.


I think the only mode I never got to try was 2.4 GHz up. I have the 
transverter sitting here in my shack, but AO-40 went bang before I got to 
use it. The plan was S/k.

Mike, N1JEZ
AMSAT 29649
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clare Fowler" <clarefowler at rogers.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO40 contacts

>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
> both
> 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
> original
> 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
> on
> each others shoulders. SOB SOB
> Clare VE3NPC
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Floyd Rodgers" <kc5qbc at swbell.net>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO40 contacts
>> Did anyone manage to bag any contacts off A040 before it's sad event?

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