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Re: AO-51 Field Day mode



Drew,
Field Day was again much fun for all here in Lynchburg, Va. The
satellite station was a success and AO-51 was a big part of that. The
1.2 gig up link seems to intrigue those that have no experience with
anything above 450 mgh. This year was much easier as WA1ZMS was nice
enough to lend his Icom mobile radio.

My suggestion for next year would be a return to the QRP transonder
that we had a few years
back. One of the most unique contacts we ever had was that year. We
did it in the middle of the night using a Kewood D-7 handheld and a
Arrow antenna. The crowd present included a banker who pointed the
antenna, a lawyer who held the remote speaker, a retired school
teacher who logged the contact, and myself a retired Deputy Sheriff
who did the calling. The excitement when we finally made contact with
a VE station just as we approached to the edge of the foot print was
shared by all. This is the kind of stuff good field day memories are
made of. Lets do it again.

73's << John

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner
<glasbrenner@mindspring.com> wrote:
> In reading through the e-mails to -bb, it seems L/U was well received among
> the membership on Field Day? I'd be interested in feedback about Field Day
> for consideration of next year's mode. Feel free to cc the -bb, as I'm sure
> it's of interest to many.
>
> 73, Drew KO4MA
>
> PS Congratulations to the handful of stations who were listening to AO-16
> Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. I manually turned the satellite on
> several times on each of three passes, and several stations managed QSOs in
> the brief periods the old bird stayed on. Myself and the other command
> station will continue to try to restart the repeater when available, and
> maybe as temperatures change it will stay on a little longer, but no
> promises can be made.
>
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