[amsat-bb] Re: EA/N8MH QRV on satellites from Madrid, Spain during holidays

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 11:00:26 PST 2013

Thanks, Fran, for the information.  I thought EA4/ was more correct, based
on what I've been reading.  And the grids quare information is helpful.

In the summer of 2012 I was fortunate to represent AMSAT-NA at AMSAT-UK
Colloquium and got to operate the GB4FUN station on the air.  As I
remember, you all seem to use a 6 position grid squre (IO80pj for
example).  Is that commonly done or is it optional, with the 4 position
grid square being considered acceptable?

Hope to work you on the air :)

Mark N8MH

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Francisco Jiménez-Martín Sánchez <
ea1jm.fran at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Mark and all the people of the list,
> I will be nice to hear you on the sats! Madrid is on zone 4 so your call be
> more accurate EA4/N8MH and if you're in Madrid your locator will be around
> IN80.
> Hope to work you on every sat!
> Regards from Salamanca, Spain!
> 73 de EA1JM, Fran
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] En
> nombre
> de Mark L. Hammond
> Enviado el: martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013 14:35
> Para: Amsat - BBs
> Asunto: [amsat-bb] EA/N8MH QRV on satellites from Madrid, Spain during
> holidays
> Hello European satellite friends,
> It is possible that I will be QRV from Madrid, Spain on FO-29, VO-52,
> AO-73, SO-50, and AO-7 (?) while the family is on holiday.    This is a
> very low priority part of the trip, and I can't predict when I'll be able
> to
> get on the air (limitations of being in the city with poor view to sky,
> etc.).  But I am going to try at least a few passes one way or another!
> The opportunity is from around Dec 24 until Jan 2.   My station will be
> very simple--FT-817, Elk antenna, and a hand mic.   Working half-duplex on
> the SSB birds will be very challenging for me!   I am spoiled by fully
> automated station operations.
> So if you hear EA/N8MH, please be patient and say hello :)    It may be the
> only chance for a QSO with long time friends across the big pond...
> Should I be able to post an email note in advance of a specific
> pass/satellite, I will do so.  But it might not be possible.
> 73!
> --
> Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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