[amsat-bb] WI7P (ex-N7SFI) back on the road...

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Feb 18 23:12:29 UTC 2018


Randy Kohlwey WI7P, who might be better known by long-time satellite
operators by his former call sign N7SFI, is currently on the road
working satellites from different grids. I saw him at the Yuma Hamfest
on Friday and Saturday, and he worked me yesterday morning during one
of my hamfest demonstrations. Randy said he was traveling to operate
from different grids via satellite, and maybe some EME, as he visits
locations in Arizona and possibly other states. He didn't mention how
long he was going to be on the road, but he wants to get the AMSAT
Rover Award. Randy does not use social media, so he will work toward
the award by visiting lots of grids and getting on the air. Randy
works the FM satellites (he's been on some passes this afternoon from
DM31, where I was last Thursday), and I know he likes FO-29. If you
hear WI7P, please give him a call. If you work WI7P and use LOTW,
please make sure to upload your logs promptly. :-)

For those who aren't familiar with WI7P or N7SFI, Randy was once a
very active satellite operator. He worked lots of grids from home (he
only needs EL58 and EL84 to have all 488 on the FFMA list for the
continental USA), and put lots of grids on the air. If pre-2018 rover
activations were acceptable for the AMSAT Rover Award, he would have
that covered many times over. Randy was out and around during the
National Parks on the Air activity in 2016, when he was back to
handing out grids as well as activating different national parks and
other sites. You can see Randy's web site with lots of information
on his satellite - and EME - activities at:


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