[amsat-bb] Re: OM/OE/HU/NZ5N Tuesday on AO-7 from the former Iron Curtain

Bill billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 11 14:54:46 PDT 2011

All systems go for the trip to the border tomorrow, Tuesday. Set up my mobile station today for a dry run at a nearby field, nice strong signals  on VO-52 down to the horizon. 

I hope a few USA and Canadian hams from Wisconsin to North Carolina will wake up early and give me a call on AO-7 tomorrow July 12 starting around 0933Z. This will probably be my only pass from the border. I will look for Europeans before the footprint reaches North America.

73, Bill

On Jul 10, 2011, at 22:49, Bill Dzurilla i<billdz.geo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm going to make a portable AO-7 satellite attempt this Tuesday July 10 from JN88na, at the spot where Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria touch each other.  Prior to 1989, this was part of the Iron Curtain, where the Communist regimes in Czechoslovakia and Hungary tried to keep their people from going to Austria.  Now, it is just a field with a border marker.
> My AOS will be at 0933Z and North America will be in the window for several minutes.  Hope to work several of you, look for me at the high end of the passband.
> 73,
> Bill NZ5N/OM3BD 

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