[amsat-bb] VY1RM is QRV Satellite from Whitehorse, YT CP20
Rick - WA4NVM
wa4nvm at comcast.net
Sat Oct 1 05:25:52 PDT 2011
And just in time! John, K8YSE worked his number 1000 grid with Ron, VY1RM
last night on VO-52. Congrats John on joining a very small group to
> Hello All,
> After many months of station design, assembly and testing, Ron VY1RM in
> Whitehorse, YT Canada CP20, is now QRV satellite. Ron, having been active
> on satellite many years ago, was already equipped with the necessary
> antennas and radios, but had required a rotor upgrade to get his antennas
> pointing automatically. This past summer, he and a team of local hams
> reinstalled his antennas on a G-5500 rotor at his QTH. He is now running
> SatPC32 to control both the rotor (with LVBTracker) and his radios. Ron's
> accomplishment puts a permanent satellite station in the Yukon Territory
> (likely the only one.)
> Please be listening for Ron VY1RM on both FM and linear birds in the weeks
> to come; give him a call if you happen to hear his callsign and welcome
> back to satellite!
> In addition to the fact that Ron will put the rare CP20 grid within reach,
> the Yukon territory is also a valid entity for those who are working on
> AMSAT sexagesimal or century awards. And for those up for a real
> challenge--the CANADAward is available from the RAC for those who complete
> 2-way QSO with each of Canada's 13 provinces/territories via satellite.
> Doug KD8CAO
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