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R: Re: Straight key night (SKN) on AO-07!



----- Original Message -----
From: Cliff Buttschardt <cbuttsch@kcbx.net>
To: Diane Bruce <db@db.net>; <k7mt@amsat.org>; <al7cr@amsat.org>;
<amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 8:18 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Straight key night (SKN) on AO-07!


> Hi Diane, Bill and Dean.  Finally made it through on AO-07.  Bill, our
> CW contact was really a fluke.  I heard you calling CQ on CW but all I
> had to work with was a SSB/AM/FM rig.  So I put the thing on AM and
> worked you keying the mike button!  I don't expect to win any SKN awards
> using THAT system.  Only five watts out to five elements-circular.
>      The station Hawaii is AL7CR, Dean, but I missed where in Hawaii he
> was.  Sorry I might have stepped in a bit early, Bill.  I finally worked
> him with only three tenths degree elevation.  Cliff K7RR
>

Hi Cliff, K7RR

Keying the mike button to make a CW QSO via AO-07 demonstrates that
a real satellite communication particularly in the emergency can be made 
simple using CW and the amateur ingenuity.

Congrats ! and 73" de

i8CVS Domenico
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