[amsat-bb] W5PFG from DM77 today on FO-29 and SO-50

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 21:18:37 UTC 2016

Thanks for N8HM for posting my DM77 operation announcement yesterday.
It was a very last-minute trip but went over very well.  I made 25
contacts on FO-29 and 14 on SO-50.  I attribute that number of
contacts to it being a U.S. Holiday (Independence Day.)  Both
satellite passes were very orderly and it was nice to get a few new
stations in my log.

We had been in very mountainous terrain during the trip to the
destination grid.  Fortunately DM77ab was just east of Antonito,
Colorado in a high valley.  My GPS was reading an elevation of 7,864'
at my operating location.  Using 4 elements on 70cm and 2 elements on
2m, I was able to work both satellites down to the horizon.

All of the contacts have been uploaded to Logbook of the World.


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