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Re: Field Day Summary

We only made one satellite contact at the Motor City Radio Club Field Day. 
That was during the 1640 UTC pass of FO-29. Lots of stations calling CQ FD 
(including us) with good signals, but nobody answering them. So we broke 
stride and answered a station in Iowa. Before then, a misaligned azimuth 
rotor may have hampered our efforts.

The 1236 UTC pass of AO-27 was more civilized than I thought it would be. We 
attempted it a few times. However, it was strange to hear the downlink 
switch off as it passed over Louisiana.

I am really impressed that AO-7 was actually workable during Field Day. I 
was almost sure that the load on its transponders would have depleted the 
power supply below their operating voltage. Amazing satellite!

Next year, hopefully I will be available to help out the full weekend.

Mike, N8MR

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