[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite contact between Alaska and Cuba

Rick - WA4NVM wa4nvm at comcast.net
Mon Jul 9 00:17:31 PDT 2012


Good Job Hector and Dale........... I know you have tried to make this 
contact
for quite a while with your short footprint.  Dale makes a special effort 
for AK
contacts on the birds.

73,
Rick WA4NVM



>I am happy to report  that after a lot of attempts, Dale KL7R and I reached
> a Sat contact  between BP54xt and EL92sd. The Cubans cannot operate on 
> AO-07
> mode B, So FO-29 is our only opportunity for long contacts.
>
>
>
> I cannot say how much time we tried but I am sure that it was more than 10
> attempts. Dale did all the hard work, he drove around 4 miles from his 
> home
> to a nearby hill. Majority of times he drove very late in the night.
>
>
>
> All the SSB attempts failed. Today at 1920z was our first attempt on CW 
> and
> It was successfully!
>
>
>
> Dale `s working conditions are a Yaesu FT-817 (only 5W semi-duplex) and
> ARROW antenna with  preamplifier. My working conditions are a majority
> homebrew setup, 10 elements yagi on 2m and 18 elements yagi for 70cm with 
> a
> homebrew preamplifier.
>
>
>
> Thanks very much to Dale for his constancy and effort!
>
>
>
> PD: I continue looking for new grids and long contacts on satellite, if 
> you
> are into any  footprint with EL92sd and wan to try, please drop me an 
> email.
>
>
>
>
> 73!
>
>
>
> Hector, CO6CBF
>
> EL92sd
>
>
>
>
> Este mensaje ha sido enviado mediante el servicio de correo electronico 
> que ofrece la Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba a sus miembros para 
> respaldar el cumplimiento de los objetivos de la organizacion y su 
> politica informativa. La persona que envia este correo asume el compromiso 
> de usar el servicio a tales fines y cumplir con las regulaciones 
> establecidas.
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