Category Archives: FO-29

Getting Ready for Winter Field Day – Satellite

Well it’s that time of year again, I’m dusting off the portable satellite gear and making sure it’s working.  I had just updated the clock, and TLEs, when I noticed that UKube was above the horizon.  I quickly turned on … Continue reading

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Field Day 2016 Satellite Passes for FN41

The table of times listed below will likely be off a bit since FD is about 10 days in the future and the TLEs will have changed slightly by then.  However it is good enough for planning purposes.  Daylight and … Continue reading

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Log Shows QSOs With Ten Different Satellites

I went through my logbook since I got back on the air five years ago and discovered a bunch of confirmed satellite QSOs.  In that time I’ve worked the following: AO-7 Confirmed by eQSL AO-27 (Four QSOs but no confirmations … Continue reading

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A Bit More Satellite DX

During a FO-29 pass over the Atlantic I worked two European stations:  Francisco EA1JM in Spain, and Graham, G3VKV in England.

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Another Great Satellite Day

I’m feeling guilty for neglecting DX, but I’ve been having a bunch of fun with satellites recently. Several QSOs on FO-29 with calibration of both SSB and CW uplink performed.  Not much CW action on these days, but I’ll be … Continue reading

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Worked Ireland via FO-29

Well this is RARE DX for me.  I’ve only worked stations in the USA and Canada before, but FO-29 has a much larger footprint than more recent LEO satellites.  I worked George, MI6GTY, on CW from his location in Northern … Continue reading

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And a Pair for FO-29

I had forgotten what a pleasure it is to work FO-29 — stable frequencies, great signal levels, and lots of activity.  But today I was a bit stymied by some QRM noise bursts on the 70 cm receive.  Two stations … Continue reading

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