[amsat-bb] Re: K8YSE at 1005 grids!
jlb3nn at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 5 14:04:43 PST 2012
Way to go John. Congratulations.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 10:16 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] K8YSE at 1005 grids!
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
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
Good luck on getting many more grids, John. 73!
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