[amsat-bb] Re: OM3BD now qrv, AO7 to N. America in one hour
billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 01:52:15 PDT 2011
All systems go for the AO7 pass, with a nice window to N. America this morning on the next pass. I worked several European stations on the last pass, some distortion but strong signals.
73, Bill NZ5N/OM3BD JN88mf
On Jul 7, 2011, at 15:38, Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all who have emailed and requested skeds with me from JN88 in Slovakia. After a series of rig and antenna issues, I am now back on the sats, with several QSOs today with good reports.
> I will try to make a test AO-7 run tomorrow when I have a common footprint with North America. If all goes well, I will take my rig and a 70cm antenna with me for the weekend when I go the the OM1HQ club station in JN89 for the IARU contest on HF. They have a 2m beam at the club. Those of you who worked me last year in JN88 should be on the lookout Sunday if you want this new grid.
> No promises or skeds yet, with the bad luck I've been having anything can happen. But I still have more than 3 weeks left here and hope to have some sat contacts with North America.
> Last year, best DX was Ohio to the west and Virginia to the south.
> 73, Bill NZ5N/OM3BD
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