[amsat-bb] Back on the satellites!

John Geiger af5cc at fidmail.com
Tue Feb 3 03:36:04 UTC 2015

Put up the UHF antenna today, so I am back on the satellites have a couple
of years break. Used to be NE0P and AA5JG, some of you might recognize
those calls.  I have tried Oscar 7 in Mode A a few times in the past couple
of months with no luck.

I am running an Icom 706 original with a Cushcraft 7 element yagi for the
Mode J uplink, and a Baofeng UV-3R plus with a Diamond 15 element yagi for
the downlink. Both antennas fed with 50 feet of Jetstream 9913 flex. I have
a MFJ 10m Moxon Yagi for the Mode A downlink.

Caught 2 passes of SO50 tonight with good results.  Even worked a new Grid
(DO20)!  I recently sent in QSLs to the ARRL that will get me the 200 grid
endorsement on my Satellite VUCC (#129) and have 50 or so more waiting on

It is great to be back!

73 John AF5CC

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