[amsat-bb] AMSAT Field Day Summary Sheets

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Jun 27 12:31:06 UTC 2017

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Paul, N8HM

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:42 PM, Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net> wrote:
> Field Day is all over. However, you are not done. Not at least until you get
> an email from me confirming I have received your AMSAT Field Day Summary
> Sheet. Deadline is 11:59PM on Monday July 10, 2017. This is earlier than the
> ARRL submission deadline. I need the extra time to get the article ready and
> off to the journal editor so everything will appear in the next issue. Do
> not forget to send me some photos of your site or operators. I try to get at
> least one for every group into the journal.
> This was the first field day I have been able to actually participate in for
> some 13 years as I worked on Saturday and Sunday. I took my M2 Leo Pack to
> the Texas Emergency Amateur Communications (TEAC) site in Kingwood, Texas
> and set up there. First pass of SO-50 for field day and I snagged a contact
> right after V31CI left the window. He was having a pretty good amount of
> activity at the start of the pass over the Houston area. I was using my
> Wouxun KG-UV9D HT for 70cm receive and my Icom 2200H 2m mobile for TX.
> Packed everything up and drove to the the Sam Houston Amateur Radio Klub
> (SHARK) site in Cleveland, Texas. I set everything up there and waited for
> the second pass of SO-50. This time, the armstrong rotors were not pointing
> at the right spot for a contact. Only a 22 degree pass for me, pretty much
> horizon shot and they kept wanting to point at 60 degrees...urgh. They
> missed out on their satellite contact. They enjoyed hearing the satellite
> nevertheless.
> Packed everything up and home I went. That was enough field day fun for me
> for one day :-). By the way, bought some nice new cables for the M2 Leo Pack
> for field day.... 15 feet long. I was thinking of when I use my Arrow
> antenna and have a 4 foot long cable. Was not really thinking the Leo Pack
> are much larger antennas and 15 feet does not allow for much turning of the
> antennas. Will need to go for at least maybe 30 feet for next year. oops
> 73...bruce
> --
> Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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