[amsat-bb] K2BSA/5 on SO-50 Tuesday evening
tjschuessler at verizon.net
Mon Sep 4 16:32:16 UTC 2017
Weather permitting, please be looking for K2BSA/5 on SO-50 Tuesday evening,
September 5, 7:11P CDT (9/6 0011Z) as we demonstrate amateur radio
satellite communications to a Scout troop in the DFW Metroplex, EM12.
Control operator for the pass will be Eagle Scout Alexander Pritchard,
KG5GKQ. Please look out for the K2BSA/5 call and give us a shout and maybe
stoke some excitement to these young people. This is a 60+ degree pass to
the east so almost all of the US should be in the footprint.
Since Alexander has never actually done the satellite thing with himself as
the lead, we are going to do a practice run tonight 9/4 on a 6:45P (2345Z)
SO-50 pass and I will have him use his own call on this one, KG5GKQ. Be
patient with the guy as he will be nervous I am sure. This is a lower
elevation for us, 22 degrees to the east so the QRM might be heavy. We will
be running a little power, probably 25 watts which should help.
Look for us on the air for these two passes and give a shout to the
respective calls. Alexander and the Scouts present will appreciate it.
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