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Re: Patrick's Booth/Demo in AZ



Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) wrote:
> Hi Clint!
>
>   
>> Patrick - I am sorry I missed tallking to you today on AO-51...How
>>  did it go?
>>     
>
> The hamfest was well-attended, and contacts were made on all 3
> AO-51 passes.  No Hawaii stations, but Dale KL7XJ in Alaska
> was on the last pass (1700 UTC), a very shallow pass for my
> location.  Thanks Dale, for getting up on an early (for you) cold
> Saturday morning.  The crowd enjoyed hearing Alaska on the
> satellite.
>
> It was very crowded on the first pass, around 1342 UTC.  A typical
> pass covering all of the continental USA.  The next pass at 1519
> UTC was the very high pass for the hamfest site, busy like the
> earlier pass and a good show.  Some of my Mexican ham friends
> showed up from Baja California (Manuel XE2BHL from Tijuana/DM12,
> and both David XE2RDA and Enrique XE2SER from DL44 in southern
> Baja California) near the end of that pass.  And, as I mentioned, Dale
> KL7XJ and a few others on the west coast were present for the 1700
> UTC pass.  Without the increased power from AO-51, I would not
> have even attempted that pass (maximum 5 degrees elevation to
> the northwest).  I still have to replay my recordings from those
> passes to make my log entries, so I can't make a more-complete
> listing of stations I worked this morning.
>
> With great weather, the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club hamfest
> had great turnout - buyers and sellers.  There was constant activity
> around the AMSAT table.  Several regulars on the FM birds from
> outside of the Phoenix area stopped by (Leo W7JPI, Larry
> WA6DIR, Jeff K7WIN, Bill K7WJS) and a couple of relatively new
> satellite ops from this area (Bill AA4Q and Bob W0DXZ).  Brock
> W6GMT, who was at this hamfest last year, checked in during
> one of the AO-51 passes from somewhere in DM15 (the Mojave
> Desert, maybe?).
>
> Working with me at the AMSAT table were Larry W7LB from
> Tucson and Gerry VE4GTB/KD7MDB, who avoids the Winnipeg
> winters by staying down here in the Phoenix area - thanks guys
> for making the morning a fun time.  Thanks to all who called me,
> or tried to call me, during those 3 AO-51 passes today.
>
> 73!
>
>
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Phoenix AZ
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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>   
Patrick,
I was glad to help out with your demo.  I was doing other
things and missed the first two passes.  You had a
great signal into the satellite.
Were you able to hear KL7DR and KL4E? I know
they were both going to try.

73,
Dale - KL7XJ
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