[amsat-bb] Re: EA/N8MH QRV on satellites from Madrid, Spain during holidays

Francisco Jiménez-Martín Sánchez ea1jm.fran at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 16:52:23 PST 2013

Hello Mark,


Yes, here in Europe we use to give the complete locator with the six
positions and is commonly done by the sats operators, so if you have a
smartphone you can find  a lot of apps that can show you the complete
locator based on the integrated gps of the device. If you visit this page:
http://www.ea1uro.com/ea.htm you’ll see all the districts that is divided
Spain for the ham radio operators.


Hope to hear you on the birds, and  if you have internet access when you
come to Spain, we can arrange a schedule.




De: Mark L. Hammond [mailto:marklhammond at gmail.com] 
Enviado el: martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013 20:00
Para: Francisco Jiménez-Martín Sánchez
CC: Amsat - BBs
Asunto: Re: [amsat-bb] EA/N8MH QRV on satellites from Madrid, Spain during


Thanks, Fran, for the information.  I thought EA4/ was more correct, based
on what I've been reading.  And the grids quare information is helpful.

In the summer of 2012 I was fortunate to represent AMSAT-NA at AMSAT-UK
Colloquium and got to operate the GB4FUN station on the air.  As I remember,
you all seem to use a 6 position grid squre (IO80pj for example).  Is that
commonly done or is it optional, with the 4 position grid square being
considered acceptable?

Hope to work you on the air :)


Mark N8MH 


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Francisco Jiménez-Martín Sánchez
<ea1jm.fran at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Mark and all the people of the list,

I will be nice to hear you on the sats! Madrid is on zone 4 so your call be
more accurate EA4/N8MH and if you're in Madrid your locator will be around

Hope to work you on every sat!

Regards from Salamanca, Spain!

73 de EA1JM, Fran

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De: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] En nombre
de Mark L. Hammond
Enviado el: martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013 14:35
Para: Amsat - BBs
Asunto: [amsat-bb] EA/N8MH QRV on satellites from Madrid, Spain during

Hello European satellite friends,

It is possible that I will be QRV from Madrid, Spain on FO-29, VO-52,
AO-73, SO-50, and AO-7 (?) while the family is on holiday.    This is a
very low priority part of the trip, and I can't predict when I'll be able to
get on the air (limitations of being in the city with poor view to sky,
etc.).  But I am going to try at least a few passes one way or another!

The opportunity is from around Dec 24 until Jan 2.   My station will be
very simple--FT-817, Elk antenna, and a hand mic.   Working half-duplex on
the SSB birds will be very challenging for me!   I am spoiled by fully
automated station operations.

So if you hear EA/N8MH, please be patient and say hello :)    It may be the
only chance for a QSO with long time friends across the big pond...

Should I be able to post an email note in advance of a specific
pass/satellite, I will do so.  But it might not be possible.


Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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