this is just a public posting to thank the FITSAT-1 Niwaka team for their qsl card (number 124) acknowledging my reception of JQ6YEW, which I received in the post this morning.
In my opinion, following this tradition of ham radio proves the entitlement to the use of these frequencies which lie within the passbands of our transceivers.
I have listened for ham radio operators since 1968 and as a teenager at that time I sent my reception reports, seeking the goodwill of the operators. The thrill of QSl'ing hasn't gone away, although I am now licensed to transmit and hold my DXCC and Diamond DXCC on HF.
I wish more satellites would follow this tradition, as I am keeping my personal documentary record of the use of amateur satellites in this way.
With thanks for the card and my very best wishes to the FITSAT team
73 de andy g0sfj
Well made it home safe just a little while ago. Sorry wasn't able to make it to the en grids due to bad weather and the sats passes not lining up.
Happy new year
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From: Wyatt Dirks <wyattdirks(a)msn.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] AC0RA/m
Tomorrow I will be heading north from em21 through several semi-grids arriving back at my home late on the 1st. I am not going strait home so I might be able to work the sats from the following grids em 08/09/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19 and en00/01/10/11/20 and a few more.
I am going to try to hit as many grids as I can but due to the long drive times and the satellite pass times I might have to skip a few here and there.
Look for me on all satellite passes on the 31st and 1st.
Happy New Year!
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