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Re: Goodbye to Satellite operation (sob)

    Looking for anyone needing a complete modern satellite
    station at a closeout price. Satellite old timer going into
    retirement home (no ham radio ! ! ). . . . . . . . . . all items
    in NEW condition, from a smoke-free environment . . . .

I think i have you in my log on AO-27, and i hope you can stay active on
mode J-FM at least.  Sure, it's ALOT busier than the transponder birds,
as you well know.  But ASUSAT should help if/when it launches, and weekdays
are usually fairly reasonable.  So get yourself an Arrow and a dual-receive
HT (Alinco DJ-G5HT works well for this), and just take a walk a couple times
a day.  That's what i do at work!  Do make sure to use a cassette recorder
so you don't have to log and operate at the same time while portable. (You
can derive the approximate time of the contact from the tape counter).

If you're not on the premises, no one can complain.  Sure, it's a big
step down, but you don't have to go completely QRT.  Who knows, maybe
you could even attain a QRP VUCC, and besides lots of folks would love
to get N. Carolina.  Don't give up so easily!

			73's and good luck,

			    -- KD6PAG  ("Networking Old-Timer, RF newbie")

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