[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
Time for bed... 73!
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