[amsat-bb] FM Birds
nss at mwt.net
Sun Jul 2 14:48:23 UTC 2017
As someone myself not into the FM Birds, I really have not paid any
attention to what is out there FM bird wise.
But this past Field Day we had this 14 year old kid stop in at our Field
He's newly licensed Tech, ( January got his ticket ), He sat down in
front of the HF radio and listened for ohh ten minutes or so, we then
offered him a chance to run the logger.
And he did Great! We were running a Freq on 15 meters at the moment, and
then asked him if he would want to try getting on the radio, and he said
We explained the exchange and QSO pattern of what to say and when and
And said go for it!
He was Incredible! Almost from the start he was Running the Freq like a
veteran pro! The off freq SSB sigs never even fazed him at all. Even
pileups he handled perfectly. I was very impressed. For someone that has
never been on HF or even heard it before, it was like he was doing this
He would "QRZed Field Day" And he'd grab a call out of the pile, never
write it down or anything and go back to them with the exchange and all
that. Monitoring the QSO rate meter, he for the two hours he played, he
was running an average 90 QSO's a hour rate! Incredible for someone that
has never ever been on HF ever before!
After he got off I talked to him a bunch and learned that he got his
license because he read someplace about Amateur Radio and how we can
talk through Satellites all our own.
Right now all he has is a Baeofeng BF-F8HP, so not much of a Sat radio
there,, BUT.... I want to give him a list of FM birds to at least
listen for, and Elmer him into some of the prediction software's and or
But I need a list of active FM birds that I can suggest to him to listen
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