I earned VUCC-Sat #86 in Oct 1998 under my old callsign, AC5DK... Keep in mind though, John, your award means as much today as any of these old awards drawn with hand calligraphy on papyrus. X^D Kinda like that old joke... 'You know what they call the guy who graduates last in his class at medical school??? Doctor.'
73 & congrats!!! KevinN4UFO
N1JEZ said: #73 in 1997 here....
On 3/22/2019 3:17 PM, Bruce wrote:
Oh, my..... I am showing my age now. I became a ham in 1993 and immediately went into satellite operations. My VUCC in late 1993 is #17. For at least a dozen years after that they increased very rarely.
I am glad to see all the activity on the satellites and enough satellites for everyone to have fun with.
On 3/22/2019 1:54 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
On another note, the fact that we're at #427 in VUCCs issued is a testament to the increase in popularity of satellite ops and grid chasing over the past few years. VUCC Satellite has been around since either the late 1980s or early 1990s. I received #248 in March 2014. So, in about 5 years, about 42% of all satellite VUCCs issued in about 30 years have been awarded.
On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 2:50 PM johnv at frontier.com <johnv at frontier.com> wrote:
I just got number VUCC #427 certificate in the mail this morning.
Thank you to all those who helped me with it. It will be on the wall Monday after I show it off tomorrow at the Snohomish County Hams Club. JohnN7AME