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Re: American Ops on AO-40??

 I think you have the k2mb call incorrect. If your talking about me kb2m, I
wasn't on last night. k2mb is a local ham.  I know Min isn't on AO40. Just
to set the record straight.....

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry Murrell" <zr2dx@mweb.co.za>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:48 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] American Ops on AO-40??

> Hi All
> I have noticed in recent passes of AO-40 where I enjoy a window with the
> that there is a growing shortage of US operators active. This morning
> excellent signals were received from the Stateside stations, but only
> familiar voices were heard.  I enjoyed a QSO with Steve N1JFU where
> excellent conditions prevailed (S7 signals here) yet heard only Steve,
> KC2HLI, Sonny WA4MYO and K2MB (who was as strong as the beacon here) on
> passband. Several European stations were heard, despite it being very
> morning there.
> It would seem that it is no longer worth getting up early (I was up at
> local time) to work US passes, as it seems that US operators have lost
> interest in AO-40 for the remainder of the year! Hopefully after the "rest
> period" it will improve!! European and Japanese stations continue to be
> enthusiatic though, and I will be QRV again tonight for the Asia/EU pass
> from 21h00 utc until the transponder switches off at approximately 23h30
> utc. This is 23h00 local time until 01h30!
> 73 de Barry ZR2DX
> KF26TA - Port Elizabeth,South Africa
> QRV 50 - 1296 MHz SSB/FM/Digital
> AO-40  FO-29  UO-14
> Member : SARL, SA AMSAT
> Secretary, Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Society
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