[amsat-bb] W1AW/7 Arizona activity, after two nights...

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Aug 28 04:56:41 UTC 2014


I don't have many QSOs in the log, but it has been fun to put W1AW/7 
on the satellites once again.  I'm trying to work at least one FO-29 pass
and one or two AO-73 passes on weeknights.  Unfortunately, SO-50 is
not passing by in the evenings, but will be fine on the holiday weekend 
with the early afternoon passes.  

On FO-29 earlier tonight, I worked Sawson KG6NUB in northern California.
I haven't heard him on the satellites in a long time.  Sawson reported that
he was transmitting with an FT-857, receiving with a FUNcube Dongle, and
both were connected to his Arrow Yagi.  The interesting part of all this - 
Sawson had it all in his living room!  

Tomorrow evening, I will try to get on the FO-29 pass at 0112 UTC, followed
by at least the AO-73 pass at 0430 UTC. If there is any interest from west-
coast stations to work W1AW/7 on the 0607 UTC pass, please let me know.
Friday evening will see similar activity, and on Saturday I am looking to start
working passes in the morning and try for as many passes as I can get on 
until the evening - especially the SO-50 passes in FM.  I'm hoping AO-73 
will have its transponder all day Saturday and Sunday, for more chances to
get W1AW/7 on the satellites during the weekend.  

Time for bed...  73!


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