[amsat-bb] Thanks to all for SO-50 contacts

David Jaeger yogiwn9q at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 19:28:38 UTC 2015

I was asked to do a satellite demo on Saturday afternoon 8-8-2015.  The
demo would be at the "Brat Fry" fundraiser put on by the newly formed
Lakeshore Amateur Radio Service Club (LARSC) in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  The
club also had some of their ARES/RACES gear set up to demo to the public.
The demonstration generated a lot of interest with the public passing
by. This all took place in a crowded parking lot at Festival Foods.  I knew
it would be a challenge to work a satellite pass with the traffic passing
by and our location was next to a large building.  An earlier pass to the
east was totally blocked by the building.The only opportunity for a clear
pass was at  21:06z.  I was elated with the good response from the
satellite community.  I had quite a few stations calling me.  The group
that was present was quite impressed when they heard all the stations
coming back to my call.  There was a lot of discussion about
working satellites after the demo.   Thank you to all those stations that
called me and helped make the demo a success.

               73 to all,
                              Dave  WN9Q

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