[amsat-bb] Re: Sierra Vista AZ hamfest on 3 May
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Apr 22 11:18:17 PDT 2014
As I mentioned in my posting, I will have on-air demos
using whatever satellites are available. I work FM and
SSB satellites. I tend to start working passes at these
Saturday morning hamfests around 0600 local time (1300
UTC) until the hamfest wraps up (most end around 1800
or 1900 UTC). For the SSB birds, I like to start out
10 to 15 kHz above the center of the transponder, but
may move lower if I'm not working stations at that spot.
Then I will start my 200- to 400-mile drive home,
depending on where I go after the hamfest, working from
some other rarely-heard spot(s) in Arizona or New
I did forget to mention... I'll have my TH-D72A HT on
APRS while on the road, squawking as WD9EWK-9:
and updates posted here if I have Internet access, and/or
via my @WD9EWK Twitter feed if I can at least send SMS
messages wherever I happen to be:
Hope to hear you on the 3rd. 73!
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Rich/wa4bue <richard.siff at verizon.net>wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> K4AMG MARC is sponsoring SATCOMS in your own back yard at a local library
> on May 3rd. We will be on the air starting at 1200 or 1300 UTC - about
> 2100 UTC, and have a forum for STEM students and families. We are
> borrowing a CUBE SAT for the forum.
> Will you have any on the air operations. Tomorrow I will try to grab
> orbit data for May 3rd.
> Hope you get a lot of hams interested in AMSAT.
> God Bless
> K4AMG Club
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <
> amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:56 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Sierra Vista AZ hamfest on 3 May
>> I will have an AMSAT table at the Cochise Amateur Radio Association's
>> hamfest in Sierra Vista, Arizona, on Saturday, 3 May 2014. This is
>> half-day hamfest, which starts around 0600 local time (1300 UTC), running
>> until some time around noon. More information about the hamfest can be
>> found at:
>> and a map to find the hamfest site:
>> During the morning, I will have demonstrations working whatever satellites
>> are available. Please call WD9EWK if you hear us on any of those passes,
>> and be part of the demonstrations. The
>> hamfest site is in grid DM41.
>> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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