[amsat-bb] Re: K4-LU QSO on AO7

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 31 17:35:00 PST 2011

Congratulations! That is a heck of a stretch even on AO-7. I've worked LU5BOJ a few times, but I believe he is farther north than you?

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Luis Quintas <lu6quintas at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jan 31, 2011 3:08 PM
>To: Amsat-BB at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  K4-LU QSO on AO7
>Gary (K4MF) and I (LU6QI) made several attempts during more than a
>month (we tried on more than 15 passes for sure) for a  QSO on AO7 in
>cw in Mode A or B. Finally on Jan 30, 2011 we succeed. We made a fine
>short qso in  Mode B at 2315 UTC during the orbit # 65714. It was a
>very clear copy with the satellite just above the horizon. The
>distance between Gary’s location (EL98JG) and mine (FF66TQ) is
>7024,45 Km.  I don’t know of any other qso between USA and Argentina
>on low altitude satellites, at least I never saw it reported on the
>AO7 Log.
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