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American Ops on AO-40??



  Barry 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, or
any other satellite for that matter. Just setting 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
> USA
> > 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,
> Pete
> > KC2HLI, Sonny WA4MYO and K2MB (who was as strong as the beacon here) on
> the
> > passband. Several European stations were heard, despite it being very
> early
> > morning there.
> >
> > It would seem that it is no longer worth getting up early (I was up at
> 04h50
> > 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
> > (EX ZR6DXB)
> > 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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