[amsat-bb] Field Day

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Mon Jun 29 12:37:58 UTC 2015

K4AMG was GOTA station for W4CAR.  The Lea's operated both FO29 and HF.

I noticed on our first FO 29 pass that our 2 meter preamp had blown form a 
storm that passed within a few miles of us so there were no contacts then. 
It was receiving ISS before the storm.  So we removed the preamp and made 
contacts the next pass.  Seems when the preamp blows the switching circuit 
goes too.  The kids made another 5 contacts on FO 29 later.  They did an 
equally well job on HF.

There are a bunch of stills and videos that WX4TV will assemble in to a 
short program.

N2COP ARRL Vice Director Roanoke Division dropped by and took pictures with 
the kids next to our SATCOM antennas.

Despite the storms and tornado warnings we had a great time at FD.

God Bless


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <kb2m at arrl.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 6:42 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Field Day

>I worked two passes, one on FO-29, the other AO-73. I was trying to work
> stations that appeared to me, to be looking for their only contact. I made 
> 2
> contacts. I just looked at my notes, I had over 15 calls written down,
> another words I heard them but they weren't hearing me. My guess is that 
> all
> of them couldn't find or hear me on their downlink. The one regular sat 
> user
> I did work was Paul, on the first call. A usual FD on the sats :-)
> 73 Jeff kb2m
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Paul
> Stoetzer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 PM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Field Day
> How did everyone's Field Day go? Heard quite a bit of QSOs made. Heard 
> quite
> a bit of struggling too!
> Weather was awful, so I was just operating from the grounds of my 
> apartment
> building here in DC. I managed 20 QSOs with 5 watts, which wasn't easy 
> with
> how overloaded the transponders were with strong signals.
> Next year maybe I'll help out a local club on the sats.
> 73,
> Paul, N8HM
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