[amsat-bb] Re: ND9M/MM Sat Ops: QRT ... for now!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Mar 30 12:12:27 PDT 2011

Hi Sebastian!

> I'm sure most on here don't know that Jim was also supplying many
> non-satellite hams with very rare grids on both 2 meters and 70 cm
> as his ship left the western tip of Cuba, all the way to Jacksonville
> Florida.

I wasn't aware he was doing that, but he did the same thing for some
Mexican hams as he sailed down the Mexican Pacific coast toward the
Panama Canal.  It's great that he was able to take the additional time
for terrestrial activity along with his already-busy schedule on the
many satellite passes he's worked - and spending all that time on the
helicopter deck!

Jim's trip has been great for those of us chasing grids.  I know I didn't
log as many new grids as others, but I was getting a bunch as he
approached the US west coast.  Regardless of the number (the count
is at home, maybe 16 or so), it's been great to get ND9M/MM in the
log all those times - in FM, SSB, and even a few QSOs in CW.

Thanks, Jim, for all your radio work in your spare time!   It's time to get
my QSL request prepared.  :-)



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