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

Ruth ruthwillet at att.net
Fri Jun 30 22:18:40 UTC 2017

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!


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