[amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northern Maine Grid Expedition - TONIGHT

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Mon Jan 12 19:08:37 UTC 2015

Yep, a Texan would need a translator to understand those down east Yankees
up there. 

73, Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Clayton Coleman
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 8:31 AM
Cc: Paul Stoetzer; Sean K.
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northern Maine Grid Expedition - TONIGHT

My satellite trip to northern Maine was successful due to the excellent
support provided by Dave, KB1PVH.  Not only did he serve as navigator and
translator, he flawlessly performed the duties of an azimuth and elevation
rotor system.

I will upload these as W5PFG (no /P or /R) into Logbook of the World even
though I identified as W5PFG/1 on several passes.  Look for confirmations by


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:14 AM, Sean K. <kx9x at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I second all of this. It was a top-shelf operation and I am quite 
> pleased that seven of those grids you activated were brand new for me.
Many thanks!
> Sean Kutzko
> Amateur Radio KX9X
> ________________________________
> From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net>
> To: Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>
> Cc: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2015 9:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northern Maine Grid Expedition - 
> Clayton,
> Thanks for an excellent operation in Northern Maine. FN53, FN54, FN55, 
> FN56, FN57, FN65, FN66, and FN67 are all uncommon grids and I was 
> happy to work you in all of them for three new grids as well as three 
> more pending LoTW confirmations for grids that I had confirmed by 
> card, but not checked by a checker.
> You are an excellent portable op who utilized all available satellite 
> resources for his operations, including AO-73 which seems to be 
> neglected at times for some reason despite being an excellent 
> satellite to work while portable.
> Thanks for giving out such rare grids in well below freezing temps and 
> wind chills.
> Posting grid expeditions on AMSAT-BB and updating progress on Twitter 
> really is the best way to go to ensure that all satellite operators 
> have the chance to work new grids. I set the Twitter app on my iPhone 
> to alert me whenever you updated on Twitter, so I knew exactly when to 
> be on directly from the source without anyone else having to serve as 
> a conduit for the information.
> 73,
Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to all
interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official
views of AMSAT-NA.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list