Still limited to FM, that might change someday :-). Good thing I've learn how to work AO-85 with just a Chinese handheld!
Thanks John! On Jan 28, 2016 9:51 PM, "John Geiger" [email protected] wrote:
Congrats Fernando! I am happy that I was able to give you EM04 towards your VUCC. The sats are a blast and have the best ham operators on them! Did you do all of your grids on FM?
73 John AF5CC
On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 10:26 PM, Fernando Ramirez < [email protected]> wrote:
Good evening everyone!
I wanted to share my excitement with all of you!
After three months and 8 days operating the FM satellites, I have received confirmation of my 100th grid from KG5CCI. I have submitted my application with hopes of receiving my VUCC award in the near future.
Even though I was licensed 23 years ago, I have never had so much fun. Knowing that I'm talking through a flying repeater hundred of miles away, fascinates me.
98% percent of my confirmed grids were worked on SO-50. Two unique grids worked on AO-85. This, using a 4 watts handheld, an Arrow antenna and some luck.
Confirming one hundred grids will sound minuscule to some, but thinking that I was trying to hear a ham radio satellite on a rubber ducky some months ago, is something I feel very proud of.
I would like to thank all the operators I have worked during this time. A special thank you to N6UA, WD9EWK, W5PFG, KC5CCI, N8HM, KA4H, KO4MA and KI4RO for all the support, the advice, the grids and above everything else for the patience.
To AMSAT-NA my best wishes and support!
Take care everyone and catch you on the birds!
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