Thanks to all the stations that managed to work me from FK09. I know I missed a
bunch of you but we also have many in the log.
AO27 was not behaving on my end. It was extremely noisy on the downlink and I
was only able to work a few of you.
FO29 - AO51: this was a tricky pass. AO51 was coming into view half way into the
FO-29 pass. FO-29 was very productive. AO51 worked out very well. I later lost
it between some trees but was able to get into it at about 3 degrees, getting
three more stations in the log before I lost it.
Sorry to those that I missed. Thanks again for a pretty disciplined set of
passes and lots of folks in the log. I plan to be back on Little Cayman in a few
years so keep your fingers crossed, I may try to go over to FK09 again in the
Today will be a no radio day. Maybe HF. I'll be back on the air late evening
Saturday once we are back on Grand Cayman from EK99kh.
73, Adrian ZF2AE/ZF8
From: Adrian Engele <aa5uk(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 7:09:28 AM
Subject: ZF2AE/ZF8 will be QRV from FK09
OK, here is the game plan. I will be making a special trip over to FK09 today.
I plan to be on during 1900 UTC through 2300 UTC today only!!!
I hope to get on:
AO27 at 19:06 UTC
FO-29 at 21:03 UTC
AO-51 at 21:11 UTC
Please, please, please be patient and listen, listen, listen. This makes it
easier on this operator and I can work more stations efficiently as was done
73, Adrian AA5UK - ZF2AE/ZF8 EK99xp > FK09 later today
Any problems with switch isolation from the AC line? I may add your "hack" to
a standard iron.
------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 02:07:51 PM CDT
From: Dave Guimont <dguimon1(a)san.rr.com>
To: "Lowell White" <whiteld(a)usa.net>Cc: amsat-bb(a)amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: soldering iron recommendation
> Good recommendations, Lowell.
> I use fairly high wattage tips (on an iron, easier to handle) and
> switch a diode in and out for two reasons...I have two heat choices,
> and when switched on "low" it keeps the tip from "burning" as
> quickly, and yet "high" heat is almost immediately available...the
> switch case and diode holder is made from a short length of 1/2" PVC
> and two PVC caps...
> >You might find either a 'regular' or average sized soldering gun to be of
> >or a 40W-50W iron, mainly depending on the size of wire / connector you
> >to typically work on. Soldering guns typically will have a higher wattage
> >rating and a larger surface contact area, lending them to better handle
> >heating of, say, the shell of a PL-259. An iron is better suited for
> >or lower power (i.e. more sensitive to heat) applications. Various tips can
> >had on irons also to help suit them to the work to be done. The most
> >are round tips or chisel points.
> 73, Dave, WB6LLO
> Disagree: I learn....
> Pulling for P3E...