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Re: Yippee! First QSO on RS-13!



Maggie:

Congratulations on the first RS-13 contact - I did just the opposite.  I
made my first RS-13 contact about 5 years ago, but didn't try the FM birds
until UO-14 was switched.  Now onto FO-20, FO-29, AO-10 and the packet
birds, eh?

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Leber (KB3DXS) <maggie@voicenet.com>
To: <w0sat@mwci.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 12:52 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yippee! First QSO on RS-13!


> Well, it's been a long struggle doing this and that getting moved into
> our new house here...
>
>    http://www.voicenet.com/~maggie/newhouse.html
>
>  ...and finally a separate room for my computing lab and shack (my partner
Gwen
> KB3DVJ has her own room for such here now too. Much fussing and
experimenting
> with antennas,(which is *far* from over, in fact
> I have a used G-5400 on it's way here as I write).
>
> But doggonit I'm *pumped* finally having gotten onto *something* besides
> the Mode JA birds (AO-27/UO-14 with a handytalkie and Arrow), and now
> the sat modes of my FT-847 are finally gonna start earning their keep.
>
> I just worked W0SAT Jerry on RS-13 orbit 47847 0415 UTC, sigs rcvd 5x3
sent 5x9
> (gee you sound good)...and I can't say how tickled I am!
>
> Doing sat work indoors, sitting in a comfy chair, with a desk and computer
in
> front of me, even a footpedal for PTT instead of juggling
> Arrow/HT/Paper/Pencil/Clock/Prediction sheet/etc/etc/etc...in rain/blazing
> sun/rain/what have you. This is almost civilized!
>
> Not to mention not feeling as crowded as fifty people in a phone booth on
a
> single-channel FM sat.
>
> Thanks much, Jerry...and the QSL will be at your callbook address soon!
>
>  73 to all...Maggie KB3DXS <bounces up and down with glee>
>
> P.S. I only need Hawaii for 40M SSB WAS....anybody out that way on the
list?
>
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