[amsat-bb] Re: VY1RM VO-52, 1000th grid worked

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Oct 2 08:24:21 PDT 2011

Hi John!

> It is difficult for me to believe that there
> have been 1000 grids active in the last 5 years.
> When I first started in satellites I thought two or
> three hundred grids would be about it, but many things
> happened to move that estimate up. Last night I worked
> VY1RM in the Yukon for grid number 1000 with VO-52 at
> 2-3 degrees.

Congratulations on reaching the 1000-grid mark!

> This total would not have been possible had it not
> been for the many who have gone to grids away from
> their home comfort zone and operated on the birds,
> sometimes under very difficult conditions.  I thought
> it might be interesting to create a listing of those
> who have given me more than one NEW grid.  Many have
> also operated in multiple grids that I already had.
> This list does not reflect the many who have given
> others NEW grids over the past five years.
> <snip>

Thanks for the compliment.  Other than my trip to Australia
a few months ago, I know that I'll hear you on from anywhere
I go in North America.  Some times I'm in a new grid for your
log, and other times you're working me just to say "hello" and
add another QSO to my log.

Now you can keep working toward having 1000 confirmed
grids via satellite.....   :-)



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