[amsat-bb] W1AW/7 satellite activity from Arizona has started!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Mar 11 22:50:55 PDT 2014


Between John K8YSE/7 and me, we have logged 27 satellite QSOs
as W1AW/7 on the satellites from here in Arizona this evening.  John 
worked a VO-52 pass to start the activity, logging 8 QSOs, followed 
by 9 more QSOs on the FO-29 pass around 0104 UTC.  I logged 7 
QSOs on the later FO-29 pass at 0248 UTC, and 3 more QSOs for
the night owls on AO-73 at 0514 UTC.  Not a bad start, in the first 
few hours of Arizona's week with W1AW/7. 

K8YSE/7 plans to put W1AW/7 on satellites during the daytime
tomorrow (Wednesday), including SO-50 for those wanting an FM 
QSO with W1AW/7.  I plan on working some passes in the evening.  
Both of us will be giving out the official exchange - 59 Arizona - along 
with our grid locators to comply with the instructions for operating 
as W1AW/7 this week. 

We hope to work lots of different stations during this week, in the hopes
of making a respectable showing for the satellite community while Arizona
has the W1AW/7 call sign.  I'll use W1AW/7 for my on-air demonstrations
Saturday morning from the Scottsdale AZ "Springfest" hamfest, which 
should provide many across North America a good shot of logging this
call (including SO-50 QSOs, as that satellite passes by the hamfest during
Saturday morning). 

Time for bed...  73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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