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Re: ao-50 first contact


> Finally worked my first sat contact ever tonight on S0-50 toward the end of
> the 17:13-17:26 local pass from DM14gk to DM43.  thanks to WD9EWK in DM43
> for the contact.

I'm glad to have been your first satellite contact.  There was at least one
other station who had been calling you, once your call was heard on the
downlink.  For our contact, I was located in grid DM43iu northeast of

I have sent you directly an MP3 of the audio from that pass, including our
contact.  With that, you can hear how you sounded through the satellite
at my location.  You had been partially getting through the satellite earlier
in the pass before our contact, and you were loud and clear for our QSO.
What were you using for your station?

As I mentioned in the message I sent directly to you with the MP3, I will
send you a QSL card in the coming week for this contact.  If you'd like to
send me one, my mailing address as listed on my web pages and at
QRZ.com is correct.

Good luck with the satellites, and 73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - tonight in Tonto Basin, AZ
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