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Re: Recording of AO-51 02/May/07 02:30 UTC Pass over U.S.



No Steve...that was a PERFECT first day...if everything went right you
wouldn't have anything to learn, and then it's no fun....

Congratulations! Make sure you send your QSL's because they will always
remind you of your accomplishments.

Roger
WA1KAT


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Genusa" <steve@genusa.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 4:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Recording of AO-51 02/May/07 02:30 UTC Pass over
U.S.


> Hi Steve,
>
> I tried to get things setup for that but Murphy's law, which was quite
> strong, was not stronger than my desire to finally work a satellite.
Besides
> multiple recording devices deciding not to work, I had to huddle
underneath
> the overhang of the house as it gently rained while holding the Arrow
> Antenna out towards the satellite. In the other hand the IC-W32a, pen and
an
> index card to write (!?) with. Don't ask me about how that was supposed to
> work. It didn't matter! It was quite a sight to see -- I was glad no one
> could see me and even more relieved when I went back into the house
without
> my wife having viewed the spectacle (big grin)! But it was a dream that
was
> planted when I got my Novice license when I was 11 years old (1970's). I
> could have waited a day for the rain to clear but I had already committed
to
> doing it... breaking through the wall of excuses why another day would be
> better. Nothing was going to stop the attempt other than severe weather
that
> would have prevented me from hanging that antenna out or a broken
handheld!
>
> I worked two good contacts this morning via AO-51. I learned a lot by just
> doing it (I've read plenty) and it became obvious I needed to make a few
> changes including getting a recording device to work (!). I'll see if I
can
> do that today or tomorrow.
>
> 73,
>
> Stephen
> WD5EAE
> http://www.wd5eae.org
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Steve Attfield
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 1:46 PM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Recording of AO-51 02/May/07 02:30 UTC Pass over
> U.S.
>
> recording it is very important. I was lucky that my first few satellite
> contacts I had an elmer sitting wearing a second pair of headphones and
> writing as much as he could down. I definitely wouldn't have been able
> to log that without him
> -Steve VA3SAX
>
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