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Re: FT1Z on AO-40 in 2004



That's OK....us "9's" and "0's" are used to being left out on the DX...it
comes from our HF experience.  (For us the long path is usually to long and
the short path is usually too short)     ;-)

Grant Zehr AA9LC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; "Frank A Cahoy" <k0blt@juno.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FT1Z on AO-40 in 2004

> > Thank you Jean-Louis, for the info.  However MOST of us in North America
> > will again be left out of this operation because of the AO-40 orbit.  I
> > have looked ahead via InstantTrack and find that only the very north
east
> >  and north west corners of the continent will have any window and that
> > will be very limited and short.
>
> Actually Frank, only the center of NA is left out. I see possible windows
> from Vegas/Spokane west and Cincinatti/Indy east assuming both sides can
> work to the horizon. This covers the major population centers quite well.
> I'd say most WILL have a shot, especially if they can go portable to a
good
> low horizon or high elevation location.
>
> Look at tonight at 0135Z 11/3/2003. The entire east coast from Tallahassee
> to Chicago has a window.
>
> 73, Drew KO4MA
>
>


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