[amsat-bb] Thanks to AA5UK/KH6 for the FO-29 QSO tonight!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Mar 31 23:02:18 PDT 2010


Thanks to Adrian AA5UK/KH6 for the FO-29 QSO this evening!  It was
nice to work another station from Hawaii.  I have worked Hawaii a
few times, and I worked the grid Adrian has been working from (BL02) 
a few times last fall when Ron W6ZQ went out there.  This was my
first non-FM satellite QSO with Hawaii, and it was fun despite 
being out in my normal "home QTH" (Phoenix city park on the 
DM33xp/DM43ap grid boundary) well after local sunset.  

On that FO-29 pass, I heard a few stations blindly calling for Adrian 
even though he was somewhere else on the downlink.  Even if he is 
trying to work around a particular spot on the downlink, be ready to 
tune around to find him.  For much of that FO-29 pass, he was about
10 kHz below the center of the downlink.  Adrian is the rare DX on 
these passes, and there is more to a transponder's downlink than 
just the 5 to 10 kHz around the center of the downlink.  

Adrian will be out there for a few more days before heading home, so
if you have a shot to try working him - go for it!  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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