[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 is Working Fine - My First Satellite QSO Ever!
w7lrd at comcast.net
Thu Apr 14 10:01:28 PDT 2011
There is something very intrinsically powerfull about this process/event. I hear it time and time again. For me it was RS12. Why does hearing your call/name or your own voice come back from a little box several hundred high, traveling at about 17,000 miles per hour have such a moving impact in our minds and lives? As I mentioned in a earlier post, "the novelty never really gets old". I just recently got my mobile rig up and running and it was RS12 all over again! I accept the fact we or most of us are part of a unique group of individuals that derive profound pleasure in this activity. I have tried to explain this to "normal" people and they just look at me funny. At times I center my day around a computer print out. My xyl has jokingly said ,"you need a intervention". There is no doubt in my mind this post will strike a nerve to many readers.
see you on the birds
73 Bob W7LRD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:28:28 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 is Working Fine - My First Satellite QSO Ever!
Congrats, Steve! It's a feeling you will never forget. (Mine was 18 years ago - RS-10 - and I can still remember like it was yesterday.)
> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:29:03 -0700
> From: davism294 at yahoo.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; Work-Sat at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51 is Working Fine - My First Satellite QSO Ever!
> 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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