[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 is Working Fine - My First Satellite QSO Ever!

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 15:52:21 PDT 2011


People like you are the reason that Drew KO4MA and I dropped what we were doing/ran home from work early today to turn AO-51 back on.  

Happy to hear about your first QSO!  Congrats.  

Hope to catch you in the log.


Mark N8MH

At 02:29 PM 4/13/2011 -0700, Stephen Davis wrote:
>I am so excited right now that I can barely type because I'm dancing a jig.
>AO-51 was working fine for the 2158Z, 4-13-2011 pass over my QTH (EM95md) during 
>which I made my FIRST successful satellite QSO ever with K8YSE. Thank You 
>My apologies to K8YSE for getting a bit tongue-tied but I was so excited to hear 
>him repeat my call sign back and ask for the QSL that I about swallowed the 
>microphone :-)
> What makes it even better was the fact that I make it a point of recording the 
>passes so I have an audio recording of my first AO-51 QSO.
>A big thanks to K6LCS (Clint) and his web 
>site http://web.me.com/clintbradford/k6lcs/Home.html for all the tips and 
>inspiration to give satellites a try.
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