[amsat-bb] Satellite DXCC
n4ufo at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 22 17:41:29 UTC 2017
Thanks Drew, That actually should have been an off list e-mail (oops!) but I appreciate the response all the same. I didn't realize it was N4ZC... he is now a silent key (this past August), but he lived just to the south of me in a suburb of Charlotte. Never met him in person and never worked him on air, but used to listen to him work EU DX... and very good op, nice person. And I was so impressed with that accomplishment! I think I managed one decent OTH QSO on RS-12/13 to the Czech Republic... and in actuality the other station was doing the OTH part. Anyway, RIP Roger N4ZC.
73, thanks for the info! Kevin N4UFO
The op you are thinking of was N4ZC, one of my first satellite QSOs. See http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/amsat-bb/200202/msg00707.html
73, Drew KO4MA
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Right. The first seven were all issued prior to AO-10. For the record, the first to actually work 100 DXCC entities via satellite was Pat, G3IOR. He made heavy use of tropo scatter. Ever the good sport, Pat came over to the States and presented Ben, W2BXA, with Certificate No. 1 at the AMSAT AGM.
73 Ray W2RS
Hey Ray... long time. I was AC5DK back on RS-12/13... I know we worked because as I recall you were on about every pass. X^D Anyway, I don't know if it was submitted for an official DXCC, but I seem to remember a CQ article about a DXer that worked 100 countries on RS-12/13 ALONE. Could be one of the guys that already had Sat DXCC and couldn't submit a second time. Just wondering if you remember that... Impressive use of the propagation skip tactic to work birds that were below local horizon.
Quite an accomplishment by John!!! I'm not even sure I could figure out enough countries to work in any footprint to even reach 100! So good on him!
73, Kevin N4UFO
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