[amsat-bb] Re: Yuma AZ hamfest, day 2
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 19 13:00:55 PST 2011
"Started out very well" ?
- Power out
I'd hate to be around when you're having a bad day...
> Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:46:11 -0800
> From: amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Yuma AZ hamfest, day 2
> The hamfest in Yuma, Arizona, started out very well yesterday afternoon.
> Many more people here compared to the Fridays of the past two hamfests.
> Thanks to the stations who called WD9EWK on two passes yesterday, on AO27
> and FO29.
> This hamfest also has a focus on emergency preparedness, with a
> sizable presence from different organizations from the Yuma area.
> Not a bad thing, considering a 5.1 earthquake hit this area yesterday
> morning (no damage here; it was centered about 45 miles/70km southeast
> of Calexico and El Centro CA in Baja California), lots of
> rain this morning, and the power has been out here at the hamfest
> site for the past 60 minutes or so. Once the lightning stops outside,
> I can still do demonstrations later with my portable station. :-)
> Again, please feel free to call WD9EWK if you hear me on passes later
> today. I appreciate the fact most stations were giving more than just a
> grid locator yesterday, to help illustrate the coverage of our satellites
> for the crowds.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Yuma, Arizona
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