[amsat-bb] US Virgin Islands Satellite Operator

Wyatt Dirks wyattdirks at msn.com
Fri Aug 3 23:58:02 PDT 2012

Fellow Satellite Operators,

On the 2nd I was glad to make contact with KP2CT on FO-29 for his first satellite contact and my first contact from the US Virgin Islands. We have been talking for about a month now and on our second attempt we made it. For equipment he has a Icom 706 and an arrow antenna. He is manually tuning for Doppler and still getting the hang of it. I know some other stations reported hearing him on the 1st of August on our first attempt for contact. 

He is going to only be on the SSB satellites for now and probably only FO-29 due to the ease of working semi duplex on mode J vs mode B. Though we might try on VO52 at some point. He is still picking up on things that make it easier and need to trouble shoot a few problems we found during our first QSO!

He will try to be QRV on fo29 during the next few week ends and possibly during the week depending on his free time due to his unpredictable work schedule. He also asked that people not try to contact him for skeds. If he knows he can make a Certain pass or passes I will try to make an effort to post to the BB.

Good Dx!

73 Wyatt


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