[amsat-bb] N8HM Field Day Report - 1B MDC

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Jun 28 04:31:29 UTC 2016

Hi Peter!

A Field Day practice session, you say? I don't know about the FM
birds, but almost every evening for the week or so before Field
Day that was going on over the ISS and NO-84. That worked well for
three of us... I would work Fernando NP4JV and Rick K7TEJ on the
ISS and NO-84 passes, refining the technique to send and receive
APRS messages to make QSOs. This had to have helped us, as we were
all successful in making packet QSOs through the orbiting digipeaters.
I worked Fernando at K7RDG in southern Arizona, and Rick at WK7B
east of me near Flagstaff. More about this in a separate e-mail,
which I'll post to the AMSAT-BB shortly.

As last week went on, I started hearing some call signs on SO-50
passes that weren't normally on. This seemed to be for pre-Field
Day practice, and it was nice to hear. I still heard lots of stations
on SO-50 passes that sounded like they could have used the practice,
but that's how Field Day goes on the satellites...


Twitter: @WD9EWK

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 4:15 AM, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> > That's a great idea! A pre-Field Day event in April or May is
> > something that would certainly be doable.
> "Field Day Tune Up"?  "Field Day Practice Session"?

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