[amsat-bb] OM3BD now qrv sats, JN89 possible on Sunday
billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 7 06:38:55 PDT 2011
Thanks to all who have emailed and requested skeds with me from JN88 in Slovakia. After a series of rig and antenna issues, I am now back on the sats, with several QSOs today with good reports.
I will try to make a test AO-7 run tomorrow when I have a common footprint with North America. If all goes well, I will take my rig and a 70cm antenna with me for the weekend when I go the the OM1HQ club station in JN89 for the IARU contest on HF. They have a 2m beam at the club. Those of you who worked me last year in JN88 should be on the lookout Sunday if you want this new grid.
No promises or skeds yet, with the bad luck I've been having anything can happen. But I still have more than 3 weeks left here and hope to have some sat contacts with North America.
Last year, best DX was Ohio to the west and Virginia to the south.
73, Bill NZ5N/OM3BD
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