[amsat-bb] Re: Who says the amateur satellite hobby is dying?

Eric Knaps , ON4HF on4hf at telenet.be
Sat Sep 7 04:59:34 PDT 2013

Hello Paolo,

I see that you use the same antenna than I do (from vpa-systems.pl)
here is my portable satellite setup:


Hope to hear you on the birds soon.
Welcome to the satellite world!


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Op 6/09/2013 12:28, Paolo Mattiolo schreef:
> Hello Paul,
> last week I've started my satellite activity, at the moment I've done 9
> contacts on SO-50 and FO-29.
> Yesterday evening I've tried to work VO-52, I was able to hear me back, but
> I've only 5 watts on the uplink.
> This is my station on the balcony:
> http://in3aqk.blogspot.it/2013/08/first-sat-qso.html
> So I confirm our hobby is not dying, I'm another Ham in space.
> 73 de in3aqk
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> I was one ham's first satellite contact two nights ago on FO-29 and I was
>> almost a ham's first satellite contact this evening on VO-52.
>> Unfortunately, we couldn't get it done. Plus, I haven't been on the birds
>> for very long myself.
>> 73,
>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>> Washington, DC
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