[amsat-bb] Summary of SO-50 Ops from DO21/31
whattwood at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 16:36:21 UTC 2015
Thanks to all who worked me from the DO21/DO31 line yesterday evening -
it was a busy but enjoyable pass. My apologies to N6SPP and KA4H who
were both working from portable locations as well! Unfortunately Eric
didn't hear most of the calls directed his way :-(
I was operating from my truck (photo posted on twitter) using the mobile
radio and ATAS antenna for TX. RX consisted of the UHF side of an arrow
with my Alinco DJ582 HT. One lesson learned is that I would have been
better off using the VHF side of the arrow for TX because as SO-50
dropped to 5 or 6 degrees to the SE I was able to jump up onto the roof
of my topper and extend RX for a minute, but the TX no longer had line
I had also tried FO-29 just before the SO-50 pass with no successful
contacts (half duplex is not conducive to the scenario)
Here are the stations I was able to work (12 on 1 pass is probably a
I also heard N4UFO and NX9B call me at the end but couldn't TX back in
at that point.
The QSO's have all been uploaded to LoTW.
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