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

damon runion damonwa4hfn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 06:20:15 PDT 2014

 Its good to see that there is someone on this BB that still works the
birds. I have worn the paint off my delete button with the 400 cub sats and
all the worthless junk that has been taking the place of real satellite
operator activity.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:50 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Hi!
> 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
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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