At 06:42 PM 1/30/2008, Edward Cole wrote:
What you describe is what we see in Alaska for 70-90% of a Leo pass. Often I have had 15-min. exclusive use of a Leo as it comes over the N. Pole and descends over Alaska. The end of this the footprint overlaps the Pacific NW and qualifies as OA/B.
I can imagine up in Alaska, with the low population density up there.
I am not active on Leo for some time. My antennas are down awaiting installation on a new short tower. Winter has precluded getting much outside work done. Short daylight hours also interfere.
Our milder climate makes portable operation the easiest way all year round. Also much cheaper! :)
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