[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite WAS
w7lrd at comcast.net
Fri Jun 8 10:51:33 PDT 2012
Nice going Ron! tooting my own horn I also recently received my Sat WAS # 326 as well as my WAC (thankyou AO-40 sobsob). With now many countries and now private companies putting stuff in orbit, the possibility of getting a "lift" could be more feasible. Given I am not privy to all the juxtapositions of the details involved with such an endeavor. I'm a simple man and no doubt overlook the details. All my antennas are STILL down pending a complete rework. Having to deal with the hf quad, dig holes, mix concrete, newer tower, remove old tripod, move satellite array, appease XYL . The details of which would take too long to explain.
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce" <kk5do at amsat.org>
To: "Thomas Doyle" <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
Cc: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2012 8:36:14 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellite WAS
my satellite was that i received on april 22, 1994 after being a ham for
just about a year and through the joyful use of ao-10 and ao-13 as well
as fo-20 is number 202.
this means that from 1982 to 1994 (12 years) 139 were issued and from
1994 to 2012 (18 years) 126 were issued. pretty interesting statistics.
maybe heo satellites had something to do with this. it is a bit
difficult to work hawaii and alaska from the right coast.
i also have worked all continents on satellite dated june 17, 1994. it
would be impossible for anyone to achieve this award after the demise of
ao-40. thus in the last 10 years the award has been inactive.
On 6/8/2012 9:29 AM, Thomas Doyle wrote:
> Not sure everyone realizes what an accomplishment it is that Ron N8RO
> received his Satellite WAS.
> I am not boasting but to show what an achievement this is for Ron consider
> In 1982 I received my Sat WAS #63. That is 30 years ago. If my math is
> That works out to less than 9 people per year over the last 30 years
> a Satellite WAS. Way to go Ron.
> 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
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