[amsat-bb] FM Birds
rbutler at tsss.org
Sun Jul 2 20:50:04 UTC 2017
I count 6 on the page referenced above?
There were several more that are inoperable now.
On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> Really? there is only 3 of them?
> I had the impression there were a LOT more than that.
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> On 7/2/2017 10:46 AM, R.T.Liddy wrote:
>> Joe.... See below. 73, Bob K8BL
>> FM Satellite Frequency Summary – AMSAT-NA <https://www.amsat.org/fm-sate
>> FM Satellite Frequency Summary – AMSAT-NA
>> *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
>> Joe WB9SBD
>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>> Idle Tyme
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