[amsat-bb] Re: Ao-51 at 2100z today

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Nov 17 14:37:46 PST 2011

Not having as many hands as Clint, I use a y chord on the receive Cable from
my headset to a small digital voice recorder. I still write the calls down
on a log I created, since I'll forget at least half of it by the time I'm
ready to key up :)

After the pass I play the recording and get the time of the QSO by adding
the elapsed time to the start of the pass.

Clear Skies

Rick Tejera
Saguaro Astronomy Club
Phoenix, Arizona
saguaroastro at cox.net 
K7TEJ, AMSAT 38452

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Clint Bradford
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 15:02
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Ao-51 at 2100z today

>> ... how do you all write down callsigns?

I am not sure what your problem is. I mean ...

-one hand for the Yagi
-one hand for the radio
-one hand for the speaker-mic
-one hand for the clipboard
-one hand for the pencil
-one hand for the tall glass of iced tea
-one hand for your smartphone with its satellite tracking program running


I will sometimes use a smartphone voice recorder app to record passes, for
later review. In a shirt pocket, 
to free up my other six hands.

Additionally, I have built a little tray wide enough to accommodate my HT on
the boom of my Yagi. Helps 
free another hand, as well as "counter-balancing" the front-heavy antenna.
Photos at ...


... and ...


Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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