Monday, July 07, 2008

Good Pass

Copied these 15 calls (and 2 partials) on an AO-51 mid-continent pass starting about 0040Z and readable for about 12 minutes: N3TL, N5AFV, N5UXT, WB4?WQ, WQ1E, KD8ILL, WB5CKJ, W7JPI, W4TEJ, N5ZNL, KE5UBJ, VE7VW, VE3DRT, KC0TOH (not hearing), W5KUB, ??9L, and KB8OE. I didn't transmit till it was nearly too late, then called Leo after his question to Allen, "Are you still in the footprint?", went unanswered. I was shocked to sound so solid into the bird and easily completed a QSO on a nearly empty frequency. When we finished I heard Ron in BC rapidly turning to fuzz, did a quick click on the mic that seemed to have no effect, then grabbed the clipboard and ran inside to escape the mosquitoes.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Scott , nice to meet you . I am Tim ,VE3DRT, in Ontario Canada grid Locator EN93rk. I googled my callsign, and voila ... I see you had a comment thanks for putting my name out there. I hope one day soon we can also work thru the SATS ...
73 de VE3DRT,Tim
[posted by: Tim Durnford]

Anonymous said...

Hi Tim... You're in the log. I think we've worked two or three times via the sats. I have not been on lately because my receive radio is on the bench for repair. Catch you later this spring or summer. Thanks for the note.

Scott [posted by: scott]