[amsat-bb] Re: Who says the amateur satellite hobby is dying?
mattiolo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 23:40:41 PDT 2013
Uauu Eric, this setup is very similar to mine.
I've found that the vpa system antenna works well, the only complain is
that it's very robust but at the same time a little bit heavy.
So hear you soon on the satellite, hoping more birds in the future.
73 de in3aqk
On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Eric Knaps , ON4HF <on4hf at telenet.be> wrote:
> Hello Paolo,
> I see that you use the same antenna than I do (from vpa-systems.pl)
> here is my portable satellite setup:
> Hope to hear you on the birds soon.
> Welcome to the satellite world!
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> Op 6/09/2013 12:28, Paolo Mattiolo schreef:
>> Hello Paul,
>> last week I've started my satellite activity, at the moment I've done 9
>> contacts on SO-50 and FO-29.
>> Yesterday evening I've tried to work VO-52, I was able to hear me back,
>> I've only 5 watts on the uplink.
>> This is my station on the balcony:
>> So I confirm our hobby is not dying, I'm another Ham in space.
>> 73 de in3aqk
>> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> I was one ham's first satellite contact two nights ago on FO-29 and I was
>>> almost a ham's first satellite contact this evening on VO-52.
>>> Unfortunately, we couldn't get it done. Plus, I haven't been on the birds
>>> for very long myself.
>>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>>> Washington, DC
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