[amsat-bb] Optimal QTH? (Re: WAS-SAT 38 Years Later!

David Swanson dave at druidnetworks.com
Tue Jun 7 21:05:04 UTC 2016

Bah, email sent before I was ready - Congrats Bill, that's a great
accomplishment - those last few are tricky :)


-Dave, KG5CCI

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 4:03 PM, David Swanson <dave at druidnetworks.com>

> I'm not too far away from you in EM34, and I got WAS completed in about 8
> months of pretty hard operating. I had to set a few schedules, and catch a
> few portable operators at the right time - but those of us in the
> south-central part of the county are in a pretty good spot for WAS. It's
> definitely doable on the LEO's in short order, if you operate pretty
> heavily for a while.
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:02 AM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
>> > SAT Operators,
>> > I just received my WAS-Satellite Award #341 which ended upcovering 38
>> years of casual operating!
>> Congrats!
>> I am currently awaiting an Arrow from Arrow HQ and hope to start
>> making contacts.  Not sure I can wait 38 years, however.  :-)
>> I am in EM15, so shouldn't have much trouble even with LEOs, but has
>> anyone calculated the "optimal" area for WAS QSOs?  I would expect
>> it's pretty close to where I am but footprint is a factor, too.
>> Anyone figured it out?
>> --
>> Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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