You did a great job operating. I had the honor of listening to many of your low elevations QSOs with Europe and Brazil on FO-29, and hearing and working you on AO-7 Mode U/v was a thrill. For those that don't realize that you were using a single FT-817 on the transponders, the news that you were working South America, North America, and a good part of Europe half-duplex with 5 watts may be a substantial surprise.
The fact you uploaded to LOTW almost instantly was just icing on the cake.
Great work, and I look forward to hearing you from your next destination. Hope to see you soon, maybe at Ocala or Tampa hamfests in December?
73, Drew KO4MA
Back in the USA from VP5. Got an Air Force One welcome in Miami, landing right near our connection gate. Got some more SAT QSOs in after CQWW. Glad to fulfill requests for QSOs. All logs have been uploaded to LOTW, Clublog and QRZ log. My VP5/AA4FL QRZ page has a Clublog search widget. If your QSO is missing from the log let me know. I have audio recordings I can review for missing QSO's.
QSL cards are on order. All cards with SASE's will be replied to direct. My award totals prior to receiving paper QSLs are listed on the VP5/AA4FL QRZ page.
If you have not had a chance to check out the trip photos on my Facebook page, please do so and enjoy. It is quite easy to take portable SAT equipment on trips, and the Caribbean is a great destination suggestion. Next time when I go I will even bring my wife!
73, Jay VP5/AA4FL part of VP5DX CQWW SSB team _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected]. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb