[amsat-bb] Re: pc sat

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Jan 13 00:55:53 PST 2012

On 13/01/12 03:27, Greg D. wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> Is this something where a West Coast command station would be more likely to succeed, given the satellite's West-to-East orbit.  Catch it while it's still over the ocean, before the mass of home station beacons come in to view?  That was our "unfair advantage" in making contacts with MIR / ISS astronauts...  I recall having a nice chat with John Blaha on the MIR station years ago. Caught him just as he came up over the horizon, as I was driving west down the hill on my way in to work.
> Just a thought.
> Greg  KO6TH

Or for that matter, stations outside the US?  I'm sure there are a few 
prepared to take a crack at it as it comes in from the north-west over 
the Atlantic.

Gordon MM0YEQ

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