[amsat-bb] VUCC Application Submitted

Fernando Ramirez framirezferrer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 04:26:36 UTC 2016

Good evening everyone!

I wanted to share my excitement with all of you!

After three months and 8 days operating the FM satellites, I have received
confirmation of my 100th grid from KG5CCI. I have submitted my application
with hopes of receiving my VUCC award in the near future.

Even though I was licensed 23 years ago, I have never had so much fun.
Knowing that I'm talking through a flying repeater hundred of miles away,
fascinates me.

98% percent of my confirmed grids were worked on SO-50. Two unique grids
worked on AO-85. This, using a 4 watts handheld, an Arrow antenna and some

Confirming one hundred grids will sound minuscule to some, but thinking
that I was trying to hear a ham radio satellite on a rubber ducky some
months ago, is something I feel very proud of.

I would like to thank all the operators I have worked during this time. A
special thank you to N6UA, WD9EWK, W5PFG, KC5CCI, N8HM, KA4H, KO4MA and
KI4RO for all the support, the advice, the grids and above everything else
for the patience.

To AMSAT-NA my best wishes and support!

Take care everyone and catch you on the birds!

Fernando, NP4JV

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