I am gathering up my clothes for my trip to Dayton. I hope to see and meet as many satellite folks as possible! I have my name in the hat to work at the AMSAT booth. I worked last year and had the best time!
I keep seeing many emails about what satellites are operating. It seems many think that none are working. Well I can tell you that I am having a blast working FO-29, SO-50 , VO-52, and grandpa AO-7. I do admit that AO-7 has a bit of a stutter step when too many get on or someone cranks their power up too much. Take a look at the link Bob, W7LRD, posted regarding active satellites: http://aar29.free.fr/sat/indexlogin.php Each contact is so exciting. OMG, I worked Brazil last night too! FO-29 sounded just like 20 meters last night! It is so nice to hear those making their first contact and so nice to renew old friendships.
Hope to meet you or at least work you!
73, -james W5AOO ...still excited about amateur radio after being active for 50+ years!