[amsat-bb] W1AW/9 -IL update

Grant Zehr grant at dzehr.com
Fri Dec 5 22:42:26 UTC 2014

W1AW/9 operations - update

W1AW/9 satellite operations are underway with lots of contacts in the log.
I am planning to continue to get W1AW/9 - IL on the air during as many
satellite passes as possible through the weekend and into next week.  Some
notes regarding W1AW/9 satellite operations:

SO-50 - I seem to have trouble hearing SO-50 well below 5-10 degrees
elevation.  I have made a number of contacts, but have missed a few as well.
If you would like to work W1AW/9 - IL and can only operate SO-50, I would be
willing to make a schedule during a late night pass, which would probably
not be as congested as the usual daytime passes.  Contact me at
aa9lc at amsat.org <mailto:aa9lc at amsat.org>  .  Serious enquiries only!!

FO-29 - Still the workhorse with nice signals.  I usually call in SSB mode.
If you prefer CW, just call me back in CW and I will switch modes.  I'm good
at straight key rates (15-20 wpm range).

AO-73 - Remember, W1AW/9 - IL counts as another call for your 73 on 73

ISS packet - evening to late night passes are available now.  I'll try to
get on the ones that don't conflict with AO-73.

AO-7 - Saturday afternoon should be good for DX from here into Europe.  I
plan to be on AO-7 and FO-29 looking for DX on Saturday afternoon.  I will
be operating from EN-50.  I don't need your grid for a complete QSO, call
sign and report is enough.  I can switch to CW to complete a contact if

Weekend schedule:  W1AW/9 - IL should be active Saturday AM and afternoon,
and again Sunday afternoon and evening.

Thanks for all the calls!  It's great fun.

Grant Zehr AA9LC


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