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Re: G8ATE Project Oscar Celebration Successful




Thanks for that Dave
Unfortunately due to illness(heavy cold/sore throat etc) over the last week operation was limited to a few dozen contacts on AO27 and SO50 plus some JA's on AO51 via Echolink.However all contacts were enthusiastic to work GB0OO and therefore I intend to make it a regular event on the 12/13th Dec.Perhaps next year Dave you could obtain a special US call sign from your licensing authorities ,if that at all possible.
Regards Robert G8ATE > Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:57:46 -0800> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org> From: dguimon1@san.rr.com> Subject: G8ATE Project Oscar Celebration Successful> CC: rob_g8ate@hotmail.com> > > Congratulations are in order for G8ATE's (Rob) thoughtful origination > of GB ZERO OSCAR ONE (GB0O1).> > Marty Davidoff's THE SATELLITE EXPERIMENTERS MANUAL preserved it for > posterity....And I would like to see Rob's> efforts celebrating it repeated annually by ALL AMSATS worldwide.> > I quote from Marty's first edition:> > "And so, on December 12,1961, at 2042 GMT, Discover XXXVI was > launched into orbit, carrying into separate orbit OSCAR 1 guided in > its flight into history by the thoughts and prayers of thousands of > radio amateurs who stand on the threshold of tomorrow."> > It sent a simple "hi hi", and the speed of transmission gave an > indication of its temperature.> > CERTAINLY AN EVENT WORTH CELEBRATING ANNUALY...> > During the five day event I was fortunate to make contacts (ssb, FM > and cw) on AO7, VO52, VO50 and AO51, and mentioned the GB0O1 callsign > on them all, my only option in San Diego, limited by LEO's.> A digital carry over did not seem to constitute a CONTACT;> my old fingers make it difficult for me to "talk" with them!> > Tnx agn to Rob, to the other GB'ers who assisted, and to my respondents...> > A high spot in my 71 year interest in ham radio. I ("bootlegged") > on cw in 1937.> > > > 73, Dave, WB6LLO> dguimon1@san.rr.com> > Disagree: I learn....> > Pulling for P3E... > 
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