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Re: Congratulations!!



Jim - K6CCC:

Congratulations on a great achievement - I'm proud to be part of the log!

73,
Dennis
WA4ZJJ
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Frank A Cahoy <k0blt@juno.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 4:00 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Congratulations!!


> Hello Jim, K6CCC and the group,
> 
> I know how pleased you must be to have made 1000 satellite QSOs..  Your
> bit of info got me to thinking about how many I may have made.  All my
> satellite contacts are manually loaded into the computer.  I had not done
> this for the past few weeks and when I got to it today I found that I
> have made 2825 unique QSOs since srarting with a satellite lesson from
> Roger, N4ZC about how to work RS-12 with just an HF transceiver and a
> tribander.  Since I do manually load the log book I do not enter
> duplicate call signs, even though they may occur on different birds.  The
> number 2825 (80 DXCC countries) indicates the actual number of satellite
> QSOs.  It's been a wonderful learning curve starting with RS-12 and on to
> RS-10, RS-15, the FO birds, a couple via AO-13 just before it burned and
> finally the current challange of working AO-10.  The recent news about
> AO-40 is so welcome.  Lets hope soon that ALL of us will find our Q
> totals rising rapidly.
> 
> Thank you for allowing me to brag a bit.  It does wonders for an old
> man's ego!!  I must also extend a sincere thank you to my Elmer, Joe,
> K0VTY without whom nothing beyond RS-12 would have been possible. 
> 
> 73, Frank, K0BLT
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