[amsat-bb] VUCC Application Submitted

Fernando Ramirez framirezferrer at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 04:56:17 UTC 2016

Still limited to FM, that might change someday :-). Good thing I've learn
how to work AO-85 with just a Chinese handheld!

Thanks John!
On Jan 28, 2016 9:51 PM, "John Geiger" <af5cc2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Congrats Fernando!  I am happy that I was able to give you EM04 towards
> your VUCC.  The sats are a blast and have the best ham operators on them!
> Did you do all of your grids on FM?
> 73 John AF5CC
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM, Fernando Ramirez <
> framirezferrer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> luck.
>> 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!
>> 73
>> Fernando, NP4JV
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