[amsat-bb] Congratulations to AMSAT on Field Day
Ronald G. Parsons
w5rkn at w5rkn.com
Sun Jun 25 21:21:46 UTC 2017
I’ve operated my home satellite station each of the past few Field Day’s but 2017 out shined them all. Each pass was nearly filled with stations calling “CQ Field Day.” It was music to my ears although cacophonous at times.
Even though I was limited by family events, I managed to log 33 Satellite Field Day contacts Saturday and a few more today when time permitted. Even AO-7 stayed up and gave me quite a few contacts on Saturday.
I think my favorite pass was on XW-2A 25 June 2017 around 0130Z. It brought that old hymn to mind with a new title “Let’s all gather at the center.” See the following link for the waterfall spectrum.
As expected, the FM satellites were overloaded with traffic but the current crop of linear satellites more than made up for it.
Looking back at a great 2017 and forward to an even better 2018.
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