way to go Frank!...you've made a good start <grin> 73 Bob W7LRD
I guess I am fortunate, I just came to satellite radio about 15 months ago, I missed out on the HEO's and all of the great "Good Old Days" of satellite radio, but in those short 15 months that I have been on the satellites I have some how managed to work 669 grid squares, confirm 581 of them (and Yuri still owes me 40), I have worked all 50 states on the satellites, I managed to work all but 1 of the Canadian provinces, worked 11 European countries, 8 or so Central American countries and 5 South American countries. While this may not seem like anything to the people that had the opportunity to make use of the HEO satellites, it has been a hell of a lot of fun for me.
In the last week I have had no less than 2 contacts with stations that I was their 1st satellite contact.
I may not agree with how things are being handled with AMSAT, I damn sure can't get enough information to suit me but I am not going to quit operating the satellites until there ain't nothing to work up there.
And by the way, I worked all of my contacts with 2 M2 terrestrial antennas set at a fixed elevation of about 20 degrees and they are mounted on a Glen Martin 8' Tower on my back deck.
One thing for certain if you get off the satellites you have for sure made your last satellite contact, Heck with all the "beeping" & "booping" birds that are going up all that will be needed is a bunch of SWL's to listen to the telemetry!
WORK 'EM TIL THEY FALL OUT OF THE SKY! That's my humble opinion! Everyone have a nice day K4FEG _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected]. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb