[amsat-bb] Field Day

kb2m at arrl.net kb2m at arrl.net
Mon Jun 29 20:43:38 UTC 2015

I also had fun listening to the pileups. I didn't try to work any of the
strong or established stations, I was going after the FD only sat stations

73 Jeff kb2m

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From: Alan [mailto:wa4sca at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 8:36 AM
To: kb2m at arrl.net; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Field Day


FO-29 sounded like 20 m, with many excellent signals.  A few stations, such
as K4BFT, were grinding out the contacts like a machine!  The usual problem
was that people were not hearing replies.  And then there was the "numbers
station," fortunately high in the passband, who seemed to spend the entire
pass saying "one two three, one two three," with never a call.  I actually
called the "numbers station," but never got a reply.

And a good time was had by all.



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<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of
kb2m at arrl.net
<Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 5:43 AM
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<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
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<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Paul
<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.
<Paul, N8HM
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