[amsat-bb] Re: Hector update - Wednesday (24 October) evening

Rick - WA4NVM wa4nvm at comcast.net
Wed Oct 24 18:46:02 PDT 2012


We didn't do it........... You Did!  Great Job!

Just wish I could be there to meet Hector in person.  Let us know about
your pictures/video if it works.

Everyone have fun,


> Hi!
> Hector CO6CBF is in Miami!  The flight from his home city Cienfuegos
> arrived in the late morning, then Hector went through Customs and
> Immigration at the Miami airport.  After that, he has been spending
> the day with his friends in Miami before I meet up with him tomorrow
> morning.  Hector and I chatted on the phone in the late afternoon
> after I arrived from Phoenix, and - in English and Spanish (he's
> wanting to speak more English this week) - said he was very happy to
> be in Miami.  Hector confirmed he was allowed to stay in the U.S. for
> 7 days under his U.S. entry visa, and he will fly home next Wednesday
> (10/31) morning.
> I am not sure Hector has access to his two e-mail accounts back in
> Cuba while he is in the U.S.  I will confirm that in the morning,
> so please be patient if you sent Hector an e-mail and he has not
> responded to it.  I will see him tomorrow morning, and we should be
> in Orlando around midday.
> For me, it was almost surreal that I was able to dial a Miami phone
> number, instead of a Cuban phone number, and hear Hector's voice on
> the other end of the call.  Seven months of work paid off, and now
> we can look forward to seeing and hearing Hector at the Symposium
> this weekend.  Thanks again to everyone who played a part in this
> effort, no matter how big or small the contribution was, and whether
> or not your contribution was monetary or something else.  Everything
> fell into place, some of it approaching the last minute, but we did
> it.  :-)
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Plantation, Florida
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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