[amsat-bb] Happy 20th Birthday to FO-29!

Mani [VU2WMY/KJ6LRS] wmy at isac.gov.in
Wed Aug 17 09:40:22 UTC 2016

  Happy Birthday wishes to Fuji Oscar FO-29, one of the Amateur Radio
World's most favorite bird.

Greetings from India !!!

Quoting Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at amsat.org>:

> Today (UTC) is the 20th anniversary of the launch of FO-29.
> Congratulations
> to the Japan Amateur Radio League for the success and long life of this
> satellite. To commemorate FO-29's birthday, I have posted a short article
> about FO-29 on the AMSAT-NA website.
> http://www.amsat.org/?p=5417
> On a personal note, FO-29 has provided me with many, many hundreds of
> hours
> of enjoyment since I made my first QSO via it's linear transponder nearly
> four years ago. I have made 1,601 QSOs (34% of my total) with 400
> different
> stations in 511 grids, 41 grid fields, 48 states (Hawaii is out of range,
> but I'd love to work Delaware on it some time!), 7 Canadian call areas,
> DXCCs, 14 CQ zones, and 4 continents - all using two Yaesu FT-817s,
> Doppler tuning, and an Arrow antenna from here in Washington, DC. The
> large
> majority of QSOs were made using 5 watts (as I only became "QRO" with a
> watt amplifier last November). I always look forward to saying hello to
> European satellite friends every couple of months when the apogee is over
> the Atlantic and trying to stretch the footprint to work new countries.
> Here's to hopefully many more years of service to the amateur satellite
> community!
> 73,
> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
> Secretary
> Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT-NA)
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