Monthly Archives: June 2015

Field Day Irony

Well Field Day 2015 has come and gone, and I was able to snag another satellite contact to help garner some bonus points for my club (Newport County Radio Club) — Thank you NX9B, I was W1LY on the other end. Despite … Continue reading

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Satellite Uplink Calibration

I finally had some time to ensure that my SatPC32 program was correctly calibrated to my Icom IC-9100 when using any of the three available linear transponder satellites.  While SatPC32 deals with doppler corrections (assuming the PC Clock is accurately set … Continue reading

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Field Day 2015 Satellite Passes

With only a single operating FM satellite (FO-50), there is almost no chance to work it during Field Day.  The best chance is provided by one of the three operational analog satellites:  AO-7, FO-29 and AO-73.  AO-7 is an ancient … Continue reading

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Momento for W1AW/1 RI Operation

When I checked the mail today, I was pleasantly surprised to find a small desk plaque commemorating my participation this past year as a W1AW/1 – RI station.  They mounted a centennial and W1AW challenge coin into an engraved case … Continue reading

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Worked All W1AW Plaque Arrives

Yesterday a box that was about a cubic foot showed up on my doorstep.  Expecting something heavy I almost tossed it over the roof when I picked it up — it weighed less than 2 pounds.  I didn’t recognize the … Continue reading

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