[amsat-bb] W1AW/9 -IL update
grant at dzehr.com
Fri Dec 5 22:42:26 UTC 2014
W1AW/9 operations - update
W1AW/9 satellite operations are underway with lots of contacts in the log.
I am planning to continue to get W1AW/9 - IL on the air during as many
satellite passes as possible through the weekend and into next week. Some
notes regarding W1AW/9 satellite operations:
SO-50 - I seem to have trouble hearing SO-50 well below 5-10 degrees
elevation. I have made a number of contacts, but have missed a few as well.
If you would like to work W1AW/9 - IL and can only operate SO-50, I would be
willing to make a schedule during a late night pass, which would probably
not be as congested as the usual daytime passes. Contact me at
aa9lc at amsat.org <mailto:aa9lc at amsat.org> . Serious enquiries only!!
FO-29 - Still the workhorse with nice signals. I usually call in SSB mode.
If you prefer CW, just call me back in CW and I will switch modes. I'm good
at straight key rates (15-20 wpm range).
AO-73 - Remember, W1AW/9 - IL counts as another call for your 73 on 73
ISS packet - evening to late night passes are available now. I'll try to
get on the ones that don't conflict with AO-73.
AO-7 - Saturday afternoon should be good for DX from here into Europe. I
plan to be on AO-7 and FO-29 looking for DX on Saturday afternoon. I will
be operating from EN-50. I don't need your grid for a complete QSO, call
sign and report is enough. I can switch to CW to complete a contact if
Weekend schedule: W1AW/9 - IL should be active Saturday AM and afternoon,
and again Sunday afternoon and evening.
Thanks for all the calls! It's great fun.
Grant Zehr AA9LC
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