[amsat-bb] Re: OM3BD now qrv, AO7 to N. America in one hour

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 03:14:17 PDT 2011

Nice pass, I heard my downlink while the footprint was over Illinois and North Carolina, but no one replied to me.  Maybe I'll have better luck later.

73, Bill 

--- On Fri, 7/8/11, Bill <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Bill <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: OM3BD now qrv, AO7 to N. America in one hour
> To: "Bill Dzurilla" <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Date: Friday, July 8, 2011, 4:52 AM
> 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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