[amsat-bb] VP5/AA4FL

Jay Garlitz jay.aa4fl at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 03:03:16 UTC 2016

Gearing up for a VP5 visit and operation Oct. 16 - Nov. 2.  Will be part of
VP5DX CQWW SSB team but still have time for portable SAT operations.  I
worked 9 stations in a practice run from the University of Florida campus a
few weeks ago.  I should be able to operate SATs from Oct. 19-28.
Equipment will be a FT-817 and arrow II.  Will also have a TH-D7A as a
backup for the FM birds. Practice runs were on AO-73 and FO-29 using the

I will have another practice day on Sunday Oct. 9th. Please mark your
calendar and work me that day from EL-89tp.  My signal will be readable but
not strong, which I am sure you will not mind when I am the DX station you
are chasing.  I will use that day as a teaching experience for the Gator
Amateur Radio Club student members.  You can see photos from our last event
on their Facebook page.  Feel free to friend me as well.

I have been told it has been ten years since there has been a SAT operation
from VP5.  My operation will not be from Provo (FL31) but from Middle
Caicos (FL41cu).  Check out the QTH on the VP5DX QRZ page. Do any AMSAT
members have FL41 in their log?

Looking forward to working you from FL41cu.

73, Jay AA4FL

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