[amsat-bb] Re: K4T

Mark Hammond N8MH marklhammond at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 03:58:30 PDT 2010

K4T was a super event, thanks to Mike and a great group of guys. Thanks to all of you for your contacts! 

On my early report I misread the log file, but our total contact number on satellite and vhf/uhf was right at 300.  Futher details about the trip, the contacts, the station, and QSL info will be provided in the coming days.   

Some of you had a clean sweep (worked us on all birds, and even more than one mode (ssb/cw).  I suspect K8YSE, N5UXT, and NZ5N are near the top :) 

If you worked me as N8MH in Key West (EL94) before the trip just send me a card directly.  Tried SO-50 last night but couldn't get in...

73 for now. 
Mark N8MH
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From: Mike
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Sent: Mar 16, 2010 2:15 AM

Well, the party is over and we had a great time and we hope you did too.
You can see a few of the pictures here: http://aroadventures.org/page26.html

We had a few glitches but it all worked out.  We ran two 910H's.  One with
yagis and one with egg beaters plus a portable station.  It was pretty cool
to see CW and FM worked simultaneously.  We hope this sets a new standard
for satellite operations on DXpeditions.  Mark will give you an update


By the way, we ran two satellite stations, two HF stations, inverter,
lighting and all acc. 24 hours a day all on green power for four days and
made over 8,000 contacts with only batteries and a wind turbine.  The wind
turbine was making so much power that we never even took the 900 watts of
solar panels out of the case!



Mike Forsythe, AC2V


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