[amsat-bb] AMSAT Awards Update
kf5yxv at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 15:29:58 UTC 2015
Actually, the AMSAT Century Award has been the hardest award in my amateur
radio career. The lack of AO-7 mode B made it even harder.
Thanks very much to all the operators who made it possible and special
thanks to the DX stations that accepted the challenge of an extreme QSO.
On Aug 13, 2015 6:40 AM, "Paul Stoetzer" <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> Congratulations to all the award recipients!
> I'd like to point out a couple of them. First, congrats to Hector on
> the Century Award. The Century Award is tough enough to complete from
> the East Coast of the United States, but Hector managed to complete it
> from Cuba. He made many of these QSOs with homebrew equipment and had
> the additional handicap of not being able to use AO-7's Mode B
> transponder due to Cuban regulations, so he had to wait until FO-29
> was near apogee on the right passes to make his longest distance QSOs.
> Second, congratulations to Carl on the Sexagesimal Award. Like me, he
> has operated solely with portable equipment and low power and he
> appears to be on the way to beating my pace to the Century Award (it
> took me 23 months from when I started getting on the air daily, Carl
> has been on for only about a year).
> Paul, N8HM
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Bruce <kk5do at amsat.org> wrote:
> > Here are our newest award recipients and quite a good batch we have this
> > time.
> > AMSAT Communication Achievement Award
> > Steve Kristoff, AI9IN #565
> > Fraser Bonnett, W3UTD #566
> > Carlton Noll, KA4H #567 (also a new member to AMSAT)
> > ------
> > AMSAT Sexagesimal Award
> > Frank Westphal, K6FW #169
> > Hector Luis Martinez Sis, CO6CBF #170
> > Carlton Noll, KA4H #171
> > ------
> > AMSAT Century Award
> > Hector Luis Martinez Sis, CO6CBF #45
> > ------
> > AMSAT South Africa Communication Achievement Award
> > Frank Westphal, K6FW #US193
> > Fraser Bonnett, W3UTD #US194
> > Carlton Noll, KA4H #US195
> > 73...bruce
> > To see all the awards visit http://www.amsat.org or
> > http://www.amsatnet.com/awards.html
> > Bruce Paige, KK5DO
> > AMSAT Director Contests and Awards
> > ARRL Awards Field Checker (WAS, 5BWAS, VUCC), VE
> > Houston AMSAT Net - Wed 0100z on Echolink - Conference *AMSAT*
> > Also streaming MP3 at http://www.amsatnet.com
> > Podcast at http://www.amsatnet.com/podcast.xml or iTunes
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