[amsat-bb] Worked All States over satellites!
framirezferrer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 05:01:25 UTC 2016
Good evening fellow satelliteers!
I would like to share the news and publicly thanks the people that help me make it happen.
Today, during the SO-50 pass at 15:46, I made contact with KB1PVH in New Hampshire and completed my Work All States Award requirement. The pass was very challenging since it was only 6 degrees for Arizona and KG4AKV was going to activate Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. I waited for a break, called him and heard his call back a coupe of seconds later. The QSO took place when the satellite was 3 degrees above the horizon and almost setting behind the Patagonia Mountains in southern Arizona.
The WAS application has been submitted to the American Radio Relay League. I used 49 LoTW confirmations and will send a paper QSL from a contact with WH6XM in Hawaii.
*Time it took me to work ‘em all: 9 months, 16 days.
*The hardest states to get: the ones in New England, Hawaii and Alaska.
*The majority were worked over FM satellites, with only HI, AK and FL worked over FO-29.
The list at the bottom shows the stations I worked from each state. To all of them, thank you! Also grateful for the support from colleagues like W1PA, KG5CCI, W5PFG, AC0RA, N6UA, N4UFO, N8HM, KI4RO. A special thank you to WD9EWK for his technical and moral support and encouragement!
Now, to keep looking for a FM QSO with my homeland, Puerto Rico!
New Hampshire, KB1PVH
New Jersey, W2HRO
New Mexico, W5PFG
New York, WU2M
North Carolina, N4UFO
North Dakota, W0N
Rhode Island, KC1EXK
South Carolina, KO4MA
South Dakota, W0LSB
West Virginia, KI4RO
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