[amsat-bb] 13 Colonies K2G on FM satellites!

Ruth Willet ruthwillet at att.net
Sat Jul 1 01:41:10 UTC 2017

Stations from all 13 colonies will be on HF. Hams who wanted to operate for their state emailed Ken KU2US or their state manager to sign up. Most operations for this special event take place on HF as far as I can tell. Since I am signed up to be an operator for Georgia, I figured I'd try doing it on satellites as well as HF for the fun of it, and posted it here so regular satellite ops wouldn't be surprised when I show up on SO-50 and possibly AO-85. 


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> On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Jeff Griffin <kb2m at arrl.net> wrote:
> Well the question begs to be asked. Are there stations in ALL 13 colony states that will be OTA? If so, I will as usual cover NJ and DE. So we have GA, NJ, and DE signed up so far. Anyone from MD, MA, RI, CT, NH, NY, PA, VA, NC, SC, want to sign up? Or did I miss something?
> 73 Jeff kb2m
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] 13 Colonies K2G on FM satellites!
> Hello Satellite operators,
> The 13 Colonies Special Event begins tomorrow morning at 9am EST (July 1st 1300UTC) and runs through July 6 at Midnight EST (July 7th 0400UTC)! This is fun event where stations are on the air from each of the original 13 colonies, plus two bonus stations in Philadelphia, PA and Great Britain. It is an incredibly exciting event to participate in. More information is on the event website at http://www.13colonies.net/ <http://www.13colonies.net/>
> I will be operating during the event as K2G from Georgia. I have found out that valid QSOs for the event can be made through the amateur radio satellites, so I am planning to put K2G on the air through SO-50 and possibly AO-85! In the interest of time, I’ll only be looking for a signal report, state, and grid square if you wish. 
> I have not figured out my entire operating schedule and it is not set in stone, but I have listed below some of the passes that I will try to be on. 
> SO-50 Passes
> 01 Jul 2017 17:08Z
> 02 Jul 2017 17:33Z
> 04 Jul 2017 02:34Z
> 05 Jul 2017 15:29Z
> 06 Jul 2017 15:54Z
> AO-85 Passes
> 02 Jul 2017 23:08Z
> 06 Jul 2017 21:29Z 
> I’ll be operating from EM73, which I know is somewhat rare. Unfortunately the organizers for the state of Georgia have not uploaded the event logs to LOTW in the past, although I may enquire about it this year. They are very good at returning QSL cards for confirmation though! I will also be in EM73 periodically on the weekends for the next three months and I upload all my personal contacts to LOTW, so you can get confirmation for EM73 that way if you wish. 
> Good luck! I hope I can hear some of you this week during the event on the HF bands and the FM satellites!
> 73,
> Ruth
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