[amsat-bb] FM Birds

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Sun Jul 2 15:46:19 UTC 2017

Joe....  See below.   73,  Bob K8BL
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      From: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
 To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
 Sent: Sunday, July 2, 2017 10:48 AM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] FM Birds
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 
Day site.
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 
all that.

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 
for decades!

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 
web pages.

But I need a list of active FM birds that I can suggest to him to listen 


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