[amsat-bb] videos from XE2/WD9EWK (DM21) and Yuma hamfest in February 2010

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Mar 7 20:47:47 PST 2010


I'm slowly getting the hang of video and putting it online in a usable
form.  I have placed 3 videos on YouTube this evening.  One video is 
of a demonstration from the Yuma (Arizona) hamfest on 20 February 2010
where Kevin KJ6DDS and I worked the microphone.  Larry KI6YAA operated
the video camera (my Nokia N900 phone).  At the end of the video, a 
Marine Corps Harrier jump jet was making its approach to land at 
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, which is across the street from the 
hamfest site.  That video can be seen at:


The other two videos were from an AO-51 pass I worked as XE2/WD9EWK
from grid DM21jw in northern Baja California on 19 February 2010 at
0019 UTC.  On this afternoon, I was accompanied by Larry KI6YAA and
Kevin KJ6DDS, and Alex XE2BSS/N2IX worked the video camera.  We parked
along the highway on the "Laguna Salada", a dry salty flat area near
the Colorado River on the way toward the Gulf of California.  The 
video had to be split into two parts, to comply with YouTube's 10-
minute limit on video length.  The first 7 minutes can be seen at:


The remaining 7:14 can be seen at:


When we were down at DM21jw, it was windy.  XE2BSS tried his best to 
shield the phone/camera's mic from the wind, and allowing the speaker
that was connected to my radio to be heard in the video.  I worked 
several other passes from this location, all of which I have MP3 audio
recordings of, but this was the one we decided to make a video of. 

I hope to have the QSL cards from last month's trip to Baja California
and the Yuma hamfest ready this week.  I've received a lot of QSL 
requests already, especially for QSOs with DM21.  :-)  Please be patient,
the cards will be on their way.  And, eventually, the QSOs will make 
their way into ARRL's Logbook fo the World system (more on that in a 
separate message).  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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