[amsat-bb] Re: Oscar-10

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Wed Jul 27 14:51:21 PDT 2011

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Doyle" <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:58 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Oscar-10

> I sent this some time ago but I never saw it show up so - sorry if it is a
> re-post.

Hi Tom, W9KE

I remember your previous post !

> If you have not been on satellites for a really long time (> 20 years) you
> may find this interesting. It explains why us old geezers say the old days
> were amazing. If you were on decades ago it may bring back memories.

I am on satellites since OSCAR-6 and I agree with you because only the old
days were amazing .

> I have been getting back into hamming after a long hiatus and have been
> listening to the satellites for a month or two while working on a
> controller project and decided it was time to try and make a contact.
> Thanks to K4MOA and W5MPC, today I made my first sat contacts in a very
> long time.
> A little later I almost made a cw contact (used my trusty old J-38 key) on
> another sat but lost him. I told you this was interesting and really
> exciting.

I suggest you to work linear satellites like the old OSCAR-7 ,VO-52 and
FO-29 but forget for ever please the single channel FM satellites.

> Thought I had better log the contacts and started looking for a logbook.
> Found a old slightly yellowed logbook with Oscar-10 written on the cover.
> As a group we hams (including me)  are pretty cheap so I had saved this
> logbook because there were empty pages still left in it. I entered my new
> contacts on a fresh page (decided to splurge)  and then looked back and
> found it was my first sat contact since 1983. I know you are still waiting
> for the exciting part.

Please look if my call letter i8CVS is included in your logbook because at
that old amazing days I was active on OSCAR-10 every days except in august.

> Here is a typical page from the log. I am in Wisconsin and believe it or
> not I had pile ups of europeans  wanting to work Wisconsin of all things.
> It was a real thrill. Times change and I now have two grid squares - not
> sure what they are for but I have two and feel the need for more. There
> are 29 empty pages left in the logbook so I am good to go. Hope to work
> you.

Unfortunately time are changed because actually we don't have any HEO
satellite in orbit like OSCAR-10, OSCAR-13 and AO40 but we have only three
linear LEO satellites like the old OSCAR-7, VO-52 and FO-29 and the rest
of single channel FM satellites are good for nothing.

> http://www.tomdoyle.org/satellite/Amsat-1983.jpg

I was looking on your logbook page and I am not included on it because
during the month of august I was normally in vacations from my job but
I found in it i3EIE Mario and i7LIT Rino both my good satellite friends at
that early days.
Please look before and after the month of august 1985 and I sure that you
will find me as well.

We only hope that AMSAT-DL will be able to launch a new HEO satellite
P3-E wich is similar to OSCAR-10 and OSCAR-13 but unfortunately we
don't have actually a launch contract and AMSAT.DL need donations from
the Ham satellite community all over the world.

If you can please subscribe to AMSAT-DL and ................Pull for P3-E !

> 73 tom... W9KE

73" to you my old friend Tom ,W9KE

i8CVS Domenico

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list