[amsat-bb] Re: Wyatt AC0RA, a skilled and dedicated operator
Eric Knaps, ON4HF
on4hf at telenet.be
Sun Jan 29 02:52:03 PST 2012
It was also exciting from my end. We tried the pass before but that
The next pass I heard Wyatt calling me and we made a nice contact.
Our next goal is to do the same on FO-29. By the way, i don't use
preamps. But i have big antennas and good ears :-)
Congratulations to Wyatt for making a portable trip to work me on AO-7.
Amateur Radio Station ON4HF
Satellite manager UBA
Op 28/01/2012 18:07, K4FEG schreef:
> On 1/28/2012 10:01, Clayton Coleman W5PFG wrote:
>> Wyatt Dirks AC0RA is very passionate about his satellite operations.
>> Having started with a home brew antenna, he has experimented with
>> several portable station configurations including LPDA’s, commercial
>> Arrows, and recently added a 13-element M2 beam.
>> Just today, January 28, he made a 6,941km contact with ON4HF using
>> AO-7 mode B. While this is several hundred kilometers below the
>> distance record for mode B contacts, it is important to note that
>> Wyatt performed this feat completely portable, without a set of
>> cross-polarized beams, without automated antenna tracking, and more
>> importantly – out in the cold Iowa weather.
>> He’s recently been making contacts with other stations in Europe.
>> This does not come easily in a portable setting from the mid-USA
>> states. Many folks who have been around for a long time, who have
>> “been there and done that,” may not see this as much of an
>> accomplishment. I assure you if we had satellites capable of greater
>> distance contacts, Wyatt would be on them pushing the limits of their
>> capabilities with minimal equipment.
>> Not only does Wyatt posses the right equipment, he demonstrates skill
>> and dedication, something uncommon in young men his age just shy of 20
>> years old. We should encourage operators of this caliber as they will
>> be our future engineers and friends in the space frontier.
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> and he owns PREAMPS! yes I said it!
> The preamp that you don't need, unless you want to push the envelope!
> If mediocrity is your ultimate goal, use the minimalist approach,
> simple, cheap, but if you wish to truly enjoy the full limits of
> satellite communications, give yourself the tools to do the job!
> JOB WELL DONE WYATT!
> YOU AND ERIC (ON4HF) DESERVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!
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