Hello from Northern Ireland!
Please note if you plan sked via FO-29 check K-index for that time.K-index should be less than 4 for good communication.
Please NOTE*** if you sent your QSL via direct without return postage coverage
or you sent IRC you may not be able to receive my qsl via direct.
On 24th of August 2015 at 18:32 we made QSO of 7482.8 km distance. Thanks to Glenn AA5PK. 33/599
A nice QSO had been made between IO64 and OO22DG thanks to Boris, R0RQ 599/549
W5PFG made long distance SSB QSO. Thanks to Clayton.
A new States WKD via SAT FO-29 using 5W Half Duplex RIG :KO4MA AC0RA K4FEG.
Thanks to Drew Wyatt and Frank!
Thanks to Hector W5CBF for making 7166km QSO via FO-29!
On 28/08/2015 we made with Bob, W7LRD 7199.1 km just Europe to Pacific on CN87.
This contact we made after 12 several attempts and difficulty of this QSO is that FO29 passes Northern side of Earth and as soon it's apogee 1320km we had Auroral disruption.
Thanks to Bob and congratulations! Thanks for big patience!
Another great news.
AL7RS, Dan from Teller, Alaska made a diamond Trans-Arctic QSO.
It was great challenge for both of us.Congratulations!
Thanks to Dan for his patience! He will be active on all satellites please ask Dan for SKED via email. Here is CFM:
Afrer contact with Dan few days later worked 9Y4D, Chris from Trinidad and Tobago. This is South America already!
Thanks to Chris for his patience and enthusiasm in Satellites!
Maybe someone wants to beat QRB distance via FO29 please email me for details.
My current activities on Satellites FO-29 and SO-50 and rarely
<80M, 40M,15M,10M and 6M.>
I have GRID square IO74 within a mile from me. If some interested just tell me.
Please check John's K8YSE recordings:
You can try to RX my CQ signal between 435860 and 435870 kHz in some good pass of FO-29.
QRP power about 5W (FT817). Takes you to listen few times on some bands after QRZ?...
The Output power measured by calibrated wattmeter.
My HF antenna is GP only 5m from the ground (lower point) and highest point at 12m+ CAP hat.Many HAMs who do not have space for the deployment of high and long antenna are wondering which antenna to use for DX QSO with QRP power.After much experimentation I settled on a GP with a capacitive cap.The antenna works well on all bands from 160m to 10m bands.
For SAT work I have same TRX and 3+5 el yagi.
You can find more about construction from the internet.
On 80M band I heard and tried to call KH7 , LU, CO HK and DU1stations but only QRZ...
A lot of stations GUHOR me-they maybe has a poor antenna or equipment
for RX.(in perfect condition)
Please improve RX and I'll call you again.
I asked EDX stations about equipment they using let's see:
ON Low Bands: RX=Beverage TX=GP
ON High Bands: RX/TX=3-4 el YAGI
Some of the HAMs asked me about WAB GRID LOCATOR.
According to Irish GRID system it is J27.
Why to not check a ES propagation at the summer?
It is very enjoyable to work on 6 Meters Band.
Also is good thing to try JT65A mode to create new DX contacts on LOW bands with QRP equipment.
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