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Re: Finally!! my first sat contact



Michael,

Congratulations on your first contact! It has only
been two years since I made my first contact, so I
still recall the excitement you're feeling.
Congratulations again, and welcome to the birds!

Matt Bennett
KF6RTB

--- "Michael  A. Tondee" <mat_62@netcommander.com>
wrote:

> Well,
>  I just accomplshed the goal I've been working
> towards sine september of 2005
> when I brought home my TS-2000X from the Shelby N.C.
> hamfest. I got my first
> sat contact!  I had an almosrt overhead pass of
> SO-50 and managed to snag
> KI4HXT right before the bird got out of range. My
> hands wrere shaking like on
> my first ever contact on CW when I was a Novice at
> the age of fifteen! I know
> my voice was shaking too. I was so nervous I forgot
> to write down his name or
> locator.
>  Thanks to some good advice I got on this board, I
> had purchased an ARR 70cm
> mast mounted preamp and the infamous TS-2000 birdie
> really didn't give me any
> problems. I am so stoked right now! My XYL didn't
> seem too impressed so I had
> to get on here and tell someone.
>  Now to keep working FM and tackle the SSB/CW birds
> as well.
>  I'll see y'all on the birds!
> 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> AMSAT # 36017
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