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Hi Greg, N0ZHE

May our wish come true with P3E during 2005 !

73" de

i8CVS Domenico


----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Wycoff <GREGWYCOFF@havilandtelco.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 3:55 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] think about it.


> As 2005 is about to roll in, I hope we the satellite operator's can put
all
> of our difference's aside and make a real effert to make EAGLE fly. Alot
has
> to happen first, money being one of the biggest issue's wheather you are a
> big gun (AO-40 station) or just a small station (ht & arrow) we all need
to
> get focused on the fund raising so things can start to happen. A HEO
> satellite is the best way to get more ham's in to this hobby and to bring
> back the 100's of those who have left back in.
>
> For those of you who have only operated the LEO fm satellite's and never
> made the jump up to working the HEO satellite's I must share the thrill of
> HEO satellite world. I will never forget the very first time I work a
> station on AO-13, I was over at a very good friends QTH Bill W0OQC in
Derby
> Ks. and AO-13 just happened to be up so Bill introduced me to the world of
> HEO satellite's. My first thought was wow it's in view for more than just
> 10-15 minute's at a time we are talking hours WOW, not only that but the
> foot print was a monster of a print next to RS-10. AO-13's foot print at
the
> time was mostly covering state side, but I had my first QSO and it was
made
> with Tom WB4FWQ who I had worked many time's on RS-10, the first thing
that
> really got my attention was the delay in the return signal it's only just
a
> 1/2 second or so but it really caught me of guard, my first thought was I
> will talk slower and that will fix it ha ha ha I know you all are
laughing,
> well talking slower did not help, so I just started to talk in a normal
tone
> but it still had a really wierd feelling about it. Bottom line is I got
> hooked I had to find a way to get on with my own station and with in a
> couple of mounth I was on but AO-13's days were numbered it came down two
> days later, but AO-10 was still operational and had a blast with it. AO-40
> was a real thrill but you all know what happen'ed there, P3E will be up
soon
> and I have no dought that it will help to get the drive going to get EAGLE
> up even more.
>
> You think chasing Grids VUCC or W.A.S. is fun, try chasing DXCC not to say
> meeting hams from all walks of life from all parts of the world, having a
> QSO with a ham who does not speek very good english but they are thrilled
to
> work you so you make that extra effert to make the QSO and a week later
you
> get that QSL card in the mail from some remote part of the world and a
week
> later you hear that same station and you cant wait to work him agian to
> thank him for the really neat QSL card and the next thing you know you
have
> a new friend.
>
> So as a AMSAT member I ask that you give some thought to helping get a
very
> much needed HEO satellite up to orbit.
>
> Happy Holiday's
> 73 Greg N0ZHE
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