I been involved with all kind of electronics since late 1960's. Radio communication equipment always been my big love.
Since January 16'th 2012, I been quite active on satellites, as they are nice challenge with normal working.
I had first qso with ISS ( PI9ISS ) at April 22 2012 with Mr. Andre Kuipers
At February 21'st 2013, I had qso with K4FEG on AO-07 satellite and we made apparently world's second longest qso via it. 7853 km.
Extra long qso was repeated at May 15'th 2013 with K4FEG. So the first qso wasnt about of pure luck, but with lots of work as well.
At March 14'th 2013, I got my 1000'th satellite qso ( With RA1AKR )
I got my very first qso to Alaska, at May 13, with KL7R via FO-29.
For satellite qsos I usually use 2-5W power and I always use pre-amplifiers. There is no need to use higher power as satellite relays signal with its own transmitter, 1W or less. Higher power just overloads the satellite.
I see from my statistics that someone from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin looks this page; Could you please contact me, so we could arrange a sked? I would love to do that!
If you wish to have a try for such satellite qso, please send email to me and we see what we can do for it! You find my email above my biography tab on this page. I seem to have good setup for long path qso's.
After the 6m band opens, I very likely will be found from there at SSB area of the band. Give a call, and I'll be there with you.
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