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Re: AO-51 Field Day QRP?



The words "Gentlemen and Field Day" are like Military and Intelligence, 
honest and politician QRP and Contest!

Art,
 KC6UQH
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb@wd9ewk.net>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Cc: "George Henry" <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Field Day QRP?


>> Was the QRP side of AO-51 working for Field Day?  I heard NOTHING on it, 
>> not even
>> myself, while the "normal" side was very busy...
>
> Yes, I heard the AO-51 QRP repeater, and made a couple of QSOs on it 
> Sunday
> morning.  Sounded like there were some really strong stations on
> there, but I was
> able to sneak in with my portable satellite setup - HT and Yagi - to
> make my QSOs.
> I received some e-mails asking what I did to get in and make those
> QSOs, with all
> the loud/strong stations on there.  Persistence... sticking around
> until the last 2 minutes
> of the pass, hoping someone would finally hear me.
>
>> And speaking of QRP, it sure sounded like a LOT of the users of the ISS 
>> crossband
>> repeater weren't running QRP...
>
> I didn't bother with the ISS repeater during Field Day.  I tried it
> before Field Day
> Thursday night (early Friday, UTC) and made contacts on 2 passes, but even 
> then
> the stations were very strong.  Being in Arizona, it wasn't as crowded
> as it was later
> in the North American passes when the ISS was further east.  In
> addition, the pass
> times were not very convenient for my Field Day operating (mobile HF with 
> my
> father-in-law and stepson Saturday until sunset, then more HF
> operating with some
> satellite work from a campground near Show Low AZ Saturday night and 
> Sunday
> morning).
>
> 73!
>
>
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Phoenix, Arizona USA
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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