[amsat-bb] EM85 semi-rare?

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Mon Apr 17 15:17:52 UTC 2017


There always seems to be someone that needs
a particular Grid. Put out a note with your
plans and you should get good interest. Besides,
it's fun being "out there".

73,    Bob  K8BL

From: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip at gmail.com>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 11:06 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] EM85 semi-rare?


After having a long - but awesome -  lunch with John KG4AKV after the

Raleigh Hamfest on Saturday, the urge to become more active on satellites

has increased :-)

I live towards the eastern edge of EM85, and I am curious how many might

need this grid-square. There is one fairly large city - Knoxville TN - and

another medium sized - Asheville NC - inside EM 85, so I'd be a bit

surprised if it is that rare. (I don't know any other sat ops in western

NC, but east TN may be a different story.)

I have equipment for both FM and analog sats, but taking a Kenwood TS 2000

portable can be a bit of a problem, so I would appreciate advice on

set-ups/radios (or SDR receiver?) for operating analog portable.  (It's

been 24 years since I have been on an analog sat - AO-13 - but that's

perhaps a short article for the AMSAT Journal.)

I don't live far from EM95, so that's a possibility, although I think N4UFO

keeps that one fairly active., Other nearby grids are a possibility too,

but only FM at first till I decide on what I want to do, rig-wise, for

operating SSB/CW portable. (Already have a great antenna, an M^2, for that,

and all the coax.)

Philip N4HF


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