[amsat-bb] Re: CN77 effort

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 7 06:39:25 PDT 2013

Roving is addictive, and gets easier with practice. You did great, and I appreciate the new rare grid. The Pacific NW is tough for me in particular because a lot of rovers or new grids only show up on the FM birds, and the range just isn't there since HO-68 quit working. Having mountains on your end doesn't help either. Fortunately my horizon (well, from my tower) to the NW is the Gulf of Mexico.

Thanks again Bob!

73, Drew KO4MA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net>
>Sent: Aug 7, 2013 1:19 AM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] CN77 effort
>I have been hamming since 1961. I had more fun, in in the last two days than a human is supposed to have. I ran a IC910 to a arrow from the back seat of my Ford Focus. My effort was a bit primitive but it worked pretty good. FO29 was a good choice, I could only get one qso out of SO-50. John K8YSE wrote the book on portable operations. I know a couple of you have a recordings. I will get them eventually. Best dx is Drew KO4MA, from a few hundred feet from the Pacific Ocean in NW Washington to the East coast of Florida. QSL cards upon request, I can only do "real" QSL cards, being somewhat digitally challanged. If I ever do this again I will be better prepared, maybe leave the xyl, grand daughter, and dogs at home. Check out CN76! 
>thank you and 73 
>Bob W7LRD/7 
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