[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from FN56 starting @ 1727 UTC today...
n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Jul 20 18:16:13 UTC 2014
AC0RA tells me that he worked both Patrick in FN56 and F6CTW on the
1727 UTC AO-7 pass using just 5 watts from an FT-817 and a half Arrow
(4 of the 7 70cm elements) for his uplink.
Maximum elevation of the pass for AC0RA was just 2 degrees.
It doesn't take much power or even antenna to get into the satellites!
The lesson here is to concentrate your efforts on improving your
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
<amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> I plan on working several passes from grid FN56 in Maine, starting with the AO-7 pass at 1727 UTC. After a couple of hours up there, I will head back towards southern Maine or New Hampshire for the night. Hope to work lots of stations, including some in Europe.
> Time permitting, and depending on the local scenery, I might park on the FN56/FN66 boundary. Otherwise, I will be firmly in FN56.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Bangor, Maine
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