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

Tucker McGuire tucker at mcguireland.com
Fri Jun 30 23:55:08 UTC 2017

Hi All,

I will also be active on the satellites as K2J in NC for the same 13
colonies special event. Will be on random passes throughout the week.

Cheers & 73,

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:18 PM, Ruth <ruthwillet at att.net> wrote:

> 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!
> 73,
> Ruth
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