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Re: SatGates & PacSats



Amen to that Jeff

73

Graham G3VZV
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Davis" <jl.davis@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 6:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatGates & PacSats


> Has it been over a decade now -- since that fellow was on an assignment in
> Antarctica (or was it the other end?) and he would send up pictures and
> reports via KO-25? It stands out in my mind as being one of the more
> memorable things that I've witnessed in my years as a radio amateur.
>
> I recall in one of his messages he reported that he was getting great 
> upload
> and downloads from the bird because he was the only station in the queue 
> as
> it passed over him! Gosh those were good times.
>
> I had my station setup to operate automagically for the digital PacSats.
> Many times I would be out in the yard mowing the lawn and suddenly see my
> yagis start tracking something. Later, I'd go down in the shack and browse
> all the directory fills that had been downloaded on the previous pass.
>
> If I happened to be in the shack at pass time it never ceased to give me a
> kick to watch my callsign appear in the queue!
>
> Sure wish that kind of operation wasn't just a memory anymore...
>
> 73, Jeff KE9V
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