[amsat-bb] SO-50 Pass over East Coast

James Lea - WX4TV james at wx4tv.com
Sun Apr 5 21:41:08 UTC 2015

Good Evening,

My kids, WX4TVJ, WA4BBC, and KM4IPF were all just on SO-50 as it crossed our location in FM16vs at 1715-1726 EDT.  Two of them made confirmed contacts with stations (I believe they were KV4VT and WX9X), but Mommy’s phone did not record the QSO’s.  If anyone on the list worked any of these kids, would you please confirm here?  They want to send you QSL cards.

They were using two UV5R’s and an Arrow antenna on one of my TV tripods out in a park near our home.  This is the first time they have made satellite contacts with their own equipment.  Hope made her first QSO ever as a licensed ham last month on satellite using W4BUE’s station.  Zechariah and Faith Hannah also made contacts that day, but this is the first time using their own equipment.

Thanks and 73,

James Lea, WX4TV

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