[amsat-bb] FD: W1BIM 6A WMA

Bill Acito w1pa at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 27 18:47:45 UTC 2016

For the 13 of you who worked me (including W1AW) , thanks for the 
QSO's.  We were in FN32, if you need the grid.

I ran a modest satellite set-up for Central MA ARA; IC-820H and Arrow on 
a camera tripod. 12 Q's on FO-29, and 1 Q on AO-85. I left my spot at 
the 40 CW tent to work one AO85 pass and four FO-29 passes overnight and 
Sunday morning.

I am a testament to prepping prior to FD --  spent much of May learning 
and practicing on FO-29; it became clear very early that I wasn't going 
to learn manual doppler control in a month, so I added SatPC32 to manage 
it and added an Icom "vox box" to the 820 to free up a hand and to allow 
me to hand control the Arrow and spin the VFO.


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