[amsat-bb] AMCON in Torrance, CA
clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 10 22:10:38 PDT 2011
What a great day at the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention. We had five "tentative" passes of '27, 50, '51, and ARISSat-1. The first of two SO-50 passes (early in our morning) didn't materialize .. but it was before the convention really got sarted. EVERY OTHER PASS was magnificent - including about FOUR MINUTES SOLID of ARISSat-1 transmissions on its 2M downlink during a morning pass. AND - quite unexpectedly - ARISSat-1 was heard alongside us working AO-51 in the afternoon - they were both in the same "cone" area as we hardly needed to move our antennas from'51 to hear ARISSat-1.
I had 82 attendees for my sat presentation. And many of the folks who worked the passes outside were not at the presentation. So "mini-presentations" were given all day. My voice is darned near gone ... But a great time was had by all.
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