[amsat-bb] KB1RVT on the sats

Rick Walter wb3csy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 02:55:29 UTC 2017

Hi Nick. I never knew you operated with an Arrow antenna inside the
house! What a signal. You were my 15th contact back on 10/29/09 when I
just started playing with the birds. I used an Arrow antenna, standing
outside with one Yaesu FT-60 HT running 5 watts on 1/2 duplex. It was
on AO-51. What a satellite. It, along with AO-27 were some great times
on FM. I think we worked 40 times over the years. I sure hope we get
to work more in the future. It is always nice talking to you Nick.
Rick, WB3CSY in FN10

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 9:21 PM, Daniel "Nick" Kucij
<dnkucij at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
> Fellow satellite ops,
> I have moved and left my shack location, where I operated since I got my license in 2009. The move is due to down-sizing, necessitated by aging. As some may know, I operated from a second floor room in the northeast corner of our Vermont home, using an Arrow antenna indoors. It worked remarkably well, especially on the linear transponders in directions from north to south. West was a challenge due to the building, but Europe was a sweet spot. It was a great run, I now have over 1500 grids confirmed. Thanks to everyone on the birds, especially the rovers!
> Unfortunately, my new location in a condo, appears to be not so conducive for working the birds. I may try some occasional outdoor ops from portable locations this summer, but will miss the regular comradery of our small fraternity, it has been a lot of fun!
> Enjoy the hobby and be good to each other!
> 73 and gud DX!
> Nick, KB1RVT
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