[amsat-bb] K7UGA update - Saturday evening

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Feb 18 22:11:21 PST 2012


As I just posted in another -BB message, I operated as K7UGA on one 
AO-27 pass this afternoon from the Yuma hamfest.  This brought my 
QSO count as K7UGA on the satellites this week to 111.  

Over the past day or so, you may have heard another voice on the 
FM satellites and VO-52 as K7UGA.  You would have been hearing Tom
NQ7R.  Tom used to work satellites many years ago, and is starting 
to try them again.  Tom was operating from his home in central 
Arizona, in grid DM42.  

I will work one more pass from here in Yuma to wrap up my K7UGA 
activity.  I will be on the VO-52 pass at 1536-1549 UTC (an eastern 
pass with maximum elevation of 71 degrees).  After this pass, I 
am planning to have lunch with a bunch of friends in this area, 
before driving home in the mid-afternoon.  

It's been fun to operate using the former call of a famous ham
this week, trying to extend the Central Arizona DX Association's 
Arizona statehood centennial commemoration to the satellites.  
In the brief QSOs on the FM birds, and some of the longer chats
on the SSB birds, I've heard some comments from people who worked
Barry Goldwater on HF - amateur bands, or the MARS frequencies -
in the past.  I never had the chance to work Barry on the radio, 
but it has been fun to hear them.  

If you wish to receive a K7UGA QSL card, please send your QSL 
request with an SASE to the K7UGA QSL manager, Bob K7BHM.  You
can see the K7UGA card at: http://www.qrz.com/db/k7uga


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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