[amsat-bb] Re: Follow-up on K7UGA satellite activity in mid-February 2012

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Sun Nov 20 07:51:10 PST 2011

Also, the Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event station for the Arizona Centennial as well the weekend of Feb 11-12, 2012. 

I believe our SE call will be W7A. I'll be operating on as many FM passes as possible during the event.

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Rick Tejera
Editor, SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club

On Nov 20, 2011, at 0:28, "Patrick STODDARD \(WD9EWK/VA7EWK\)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi!
> Following up on this announcement that showed up in this weekend's
> ANS bulletin...
>> The Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) is very pleased
>> to
>> announce their special event operation in celebration of
>> the
>> Arizona Centennial during the week of February 13-19th,
>> 2012.
>> They will be using the callsign of the late Senior
>> Senator,
>> and Arizona native son, Barry M. Goldwater, K7UGA.
>> Individual CADXA members will be operating from their home
>> sta-
>> tions located throughout Arizona during that week using the
>> call-
>> sign K7UGA.
>> However, only special operating locations from Tucson,
>> Prescott
>> and Phoenix will be on the air celebrating the 100th
>> anniversary
>> on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012.
>> Operations will be on all amateur bands (160-2 meters); and
>> will
>> be using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and Satellite modes.
> I hope to make time to be on some satellite passes from a location
> in Phoenix on 14 February using the K7UGA call sign.  I received
> the OK from the CADXA to use K7UGA on the satellites during this
> week-long celebration.  I will post more about specific passes I
> hope to work on this day, and the first part of the week of 13-19
> February 2012, when we are closer to mid-February. 
> At the end of that week (Friday and Saturday, 17-18 February 2012), 
> I will use the K7UGA call sign for my on-air satellite demonstrations 
> from the Yuma (Arizona) Hamfest, which is also serving as the 2012 
> ARRL Southwestern Division Convention.  The hamfest site is the Yuma 
> County Fairgrounds, along 32nd Street across the street from Yuma 
> International Airport and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and south of 
> the I-8 freeway (grid DM22qq).  I posted some information about this 
> on AMSAT's online calendar of events:
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/fieldops/eventDetail.php?eID=629
> and the hamfest's web site has more details:
> http://www.yumahamfest.org/
> As mentioned in the ANS bulletin, QSL requests for K7UGA QSOs during 
> that week - including the satellite activity - will be handled by the 
> designated QSL manager, Bob K7BHM:
> http://www.qrz.com/db/k7uga
> A picture of the K7UGA QSL card that stations will receive is on the 
> QRZ.com link above.  
> Thanks in advance go to the Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization
> (yes, a group whose sole purpose is to run this hamfest!) for providing 
> AMSAT an indoor space at the hamfest for the 4th consecutive year, along 
> with letting me run outside for the demonstrations with my portable gear.
> Demonstrations will be on FM and SSB satellites both days, weather 
> permitting.  I plan to give a satellite-related presentation at some 
> point during the two-day event, but the date/time and location on the 
> fairgrounds site will be posted on the hamfest's web site sometime 
> between now and mid-February.  
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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