[amsat-bb] Follow-up on K7UGA satellite activity in mid-February 2012

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Nov 19 23:28:47 PST 2011


Following up on this announcement that showed up in this weekend's
ANS bulletin...

> The Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) is very pleased
> to
> announce their special event operation in celebration of
> the
> Arizona Centennial during the week of February 13-19th,
> 2012.
> They will be using the callsign of the late Senior
> Senator,
> and Arizona native son, Barry M. Goldwater, K7UGA.
> Individual CADXA members will be operating from their home
> sta-
> tions located throughout Arizona during that week using the
> call-
> sign K7UGA.
> However, only special operating locations from Tucson,
> Prescott
> and Phoenix will be on the air celebrating the 100th
> anniversary
> on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012.
> Operations will be on all amateur bands (160-2 meters); and
> will
> be using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and Satellite modes.

I hope to make time to be on some satellite passes from a location
in Phoenix on 14 February using the K7UGA call sign.  I received
the OK from the CADXA to use K7UGA on the satellites during this
week-long celebration.  I will post more about specific passes I
hope to work on this day, and the first part of the week of 13-19
February 2012, when we are closer to mid-February. 

At the end of that week (Friday and Saturday, 17-18 February 2012), 
I will use the K7UGA call sign for my on-air satellite demonstrations 
from the Yuma (Arizona) Hamfest, which is also serving as the 2012 
ARRL Southwestern Division Convention.  The hamfest site is the Yuma 
County Fairgrounds, along 32nd Street across the street from Yuma 
International Airport and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and south of 
the I-8 freeway (grid DM22qq).  I posted some information about this 
on AMSAT's online calendar of events:


and the hamfest's web site has more details:


As mentioned in the ANS bulletin, QSL requests for K7UGA QSOs during 
that week - including the satellite activity - will be handled by the 
designated QSL manager, Bob K7BHM:


A picture of the K7UGA QSL card that stations will receive is on the 
QRZ.com link above.  

Thanks in advance go to the Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization
(yes, a group whose sole purpose is to run this hamfest!) for providing 
AMSAT an indoor space at the hamfest for the 4th consecutive year, along 
with letting me run outside for the demonstrations with my portable gear.
Demonstrations will be on FM and SSB satellites both days, weather 
permitting.  I plan to give a satellite-related presentation at some 
point during the two-day event, but the date/time and location on the 
fairgrounds site will be posted on the hamfest's web site sometime 
between now and mid-February.  



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