[amsat-bb] DX spots and old idea

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 23 18:38:17 PDT 2011

I was looking at the cluster tonight and noticed where LU6QI had spotted ND9M, then I spotted him on a later pass. It made me think it might be fun to pick a pass of say FO-29, and originate a message from say the Mideast, which gets passed to Europe, then to the northeast US, then say Florida ;-), then to Central America, then to South America. Sort of like the parlor game where you pass a secret around the room. Yes I realize this is traffic handling, and some folks do it all the time on HF, but for some reason it amused me the idea of leapfrogging along the ground track of a bird. It's sort of what we have done with the AO-51 Sputnik and Apollo events, only two way.

I'm sure someone will be right along to tear it to shreds. 

73, Drew KO4MA

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