As some of you discovered, the link to the recording was not working. Sorry for the inconvenience. It should work properly now.
73, John K8YSE
At 10:20 AM 2/22/2010, Angelo Glorioso wrote:
Link is bad!
A recording of the AO-51 pass on 20Feb2010 at 2259z is on my webserver:
This was a very busy pass with ND9M/p in EL07/EL08 and WD9EWK/p in DM22 at the Yuma Hamfest. Many of you are not full duplex and don't know what you sound like on the bird so here's your chance to hear yourself.
There are over 30 different callsigns on this recording including:
N5AFV, KD4N0Q, WA4HFN, N8RO, WA5KBH, KP4WK, KF4OTG, N5UXT, KB0RZD, ND9M/P, K4YYL, K7NN, KB0RZE, KB8ZGL, N1XED, KJ4PSU, VA3BL, N8MH, ?4NDA/HH, KD8CAO, N2BX, WD9EWK/P KZ4WAT, KB9AVO, KD0HKR, WB1AAT, N0JE, ?OF, ?QYH, VE7CNA, KE7DOV. K8YSE
KE7DOV appeared at the end of the pass operating portable from CN76 a rare coastal grid.
Although there was a lot of instances of several stations transmitting at the same time, overall the number of successful qso's was good. It is rare when more than 30 stations are heard on a single pass of AO-51. It was a 32 degree elevation, 13 minute horizon to horizon pass for me.
AO-51 is a great bird. Those who had a hand in designing and building this satellite can be very proud of their accomplishment.
73, John K8YSE EN91dh
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