[amsat-bb] K8YSE at 1005 grids!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Feb 4 07:16:16 PST 2012


Hi!

Congratulations to John Papay K8YSE for reaching 1005 
confirmed grids for his satellite VUCC award! John has been 
on the birds for the past few years, missing out on the days 
of HEO satellites, yet he has spent many days - and nights - 
chasing stations to add to his log. His Cleveland QTH has a 
very capable satellite station, which he has continually 
improved over the years. If he is in the footprint, he has 
been able to work anyone he hears. In fact, he has not 
stopped in his quest to log more satellite QSOs and grids 
to this day, as he tries to work Yuri UT1FG/MM wherever 
he happens to be sailing right now.  With the wet-grid 
operators like Yuri and Jim ND9M/MM, coupled with others 
going to other dry places that aren't normally heard on the 
birds, who knows how many more grids John can add to his 
satellite log.

Along with his home station, he has also worked from many
locations away from home to help the rest of us get more
QSOs and grids in our logs. In particular, his summer 2010
road trip around Lake Superior with a fully-capable satellite
station in the back of his truck.  In 2009, he helped a bunch
of us with a trip to the rarely-heard state of Delaware.  His
Delaware QSL card was the last card I needed to file for my
satellite WAS award. He has also worked from other 
locations to help put rare grids on the birds over the past
few years.

Good luck on getting many more grids, John. 73!




Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/


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