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Re: QST: AO-40 Beacon + 20 Net Sunday 8-June-2003 1400z -- FD War...

The AO-40 Beacon + 20 Net went off as scheduled this AM with 25 check-ins.  
Conditions were as predicted:  excellent.  Several people, including N2OGB/P, 
K7YDL/P, and KU4OS were operating with their Field Day setups.  Congrats to 
those fellows.  There were quite a few newcomers to the net and several people 
who just got on AO-40 in the last day or two!  Finally, congrats also go out to 
Shawn, N1HOQ, who just received his WAS-Satellite and credits AO-40 with being 
able to finally work KH6 from MA.
Jerry, K5OE

> Announcing the next AO-40 Beacon + 20 Net this Sunday morning at 1400z.  If 
>  that frequency is busy, I will call up in 5 kHz increments to find a clear 
>  spot.  The satellite will be in excellent position, with low squint and 
> under 
>  50,000 km.  All the western hemisphere, including the Caribbean, KH6, and 
> KL7 will 
>  be in the window towards 1500z.
>  This is an excellent opportunity to test out your Field Day system.  Drag 
>  that dish and beam out onto the patio or drive over to a nearby park and 
> shake 
>  the bugs out of the hardware, tracking program, whatever.
>  73,
>  Jerry, K5OE
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