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Re: NA1SS worked mobil

Sounds reminiscent of the "rig" I used for a MIR contact from the parking 
lot at work many moons ago...  Yaesu FT-470 HT driving the PA from a GE 
MASTR II sittin' on the back seat of an 86 Toyota Corolla, about 40 watts 
out, hand-switched T/R for the PA, 1/4 wave mag mount.  BIG surprise to hear 
Shannon Lucid come back to me!!!  But I got it on tape!

73 de KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Shorney" <jshorney@inebraska.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 4:19 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] NA1SS worked mobil

> You don't need big guns.
> 2131 UTC March 13, 2006. Caught him on my way home from work in Lincoln, 
> NE.
> He popped up out of the noise in the scan on my 1985-vintage Kenwood 
> TW4000A
> working 7's. 25 Watts to a $20 "WORKMAN" dual band whip on a Larsen mag 
> mount
> on the trunk of a 1987 Toyota Camry, no Doppler correction. The locals 
> like
> to snicker at my antenna because the coil cover is held together with 
> epoxy
> and a hose clamp at the base.
> If anyone caught this pass on tape, I'd appreciate a WAV file of my part 
> of
> it.
> 73,
> -Jim
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