[amsat-bb] K8YSE Western Grid Expedition QSL Status

John Papay john at papays.com
Wed Dec 3 15:47:44 UTC 2014

All requests for qsl cards for my Western
Grid Expedition, September 2014, have been
processed as of December 3, 2014.  If you have
not sent for your cards yet please do so right
away.  Cards received after Christmas may not
be processed until the Spring of 2015.

Thanks to all who took the time to work me.
There were 22 stations worked on the FO-29
pass from DN21/DN22.  A few years ago the
activity on the ssb birds was such that working
20 stations on a single pass would not have
happened.  Many have moved up from the FM birds
which is an indication that there is plenty of
interest in satellites.  Once more FM birds are
launched, grid expeditioning will be more productive.
But even with what we have to work with right now,
many are making the effort to operate from grids away
from home.  This is very encouraging.

If you have not tried operating from grids other than
your own, please consider doing so.  You will find it
very rewarding.  And don't be afraid to ask someone to
operate from a nearby grid.  Sometimes that is all that
it takes to get them to try it.
John K8YSE

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