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Re: Re: AO-10 contact

Good going, Bill!

I did basically the same thing on AO-6, but installed a key jack so I
could send better
CW!   100 QSO's on Oscar 6 doing it that way !

Now, when I tried Oscar 10,  I did basically the same thing again only
with a Heathkit
HW-24 FM rig and  6 dB omni vertical on the uplink and was actually able
to make a 
few QSO's that way.  The  CW signal was awful!  Everybody I worked can
testify to 
that, but it's what got me going on AO-10 and encouraged me to upgrade my
and "really" get on the proper way!

John, K6YK

On Mon, 14 Feb 2000 08:51:04 +1100 williamb@netc.net.au (William B
Magnusson) writes:
> From Tony:
> >Interesting contact! :-)  I've never tried keying the PTT, except 
> for testing
> >portable gear. 
> Bit of nostalgia on reading this thread.
> My very first satellite QSO was on oscar-6 back in late 1972.
> Transmitting on 2 metres with an ancient FM box.
> Ground plane antenna on the chimney.
> Sending s-l-o-w CW on the microphone button.
> Holding hand over the mike to prevent modulation.
> Listening on a Collins 51J-4 receiver on 10 metres.
> Indoor 10 metre dipole.
> Made contact with vk3blw who was using a similar setup
> but had the luxury of an early ICOM all-mode rig so he
> could send 'genuine' CW.
> (FM via a linear transponder was considered 'bad-form' in those 
> days).
> Regards, Bill...vk3jt
> Milawa, Australia
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