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Posted: 1/29/2014 4:43:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2014 4:44:09 AM EDT by spclk]
I thought I was proud two nights ago - last night was a little better.

First ever confirmed contact - W1AW/0 - grid  EN34 - who cares if I'm EM10

Did I mention I performed this feat using a satellite as a repeater......

Yippee Ki Yay!

One other item of note - I used the CJU antenna again but rather than hold it flat (like a frying pan) I held it with the elements vertical.  What a difference! Still pointing the end at the satellite but chaning the orientation appears to be where I was screwing up.  I still used the Nagoya 701 antenna'd HT for transmit as the CJU is suitable for 144mhz transmit.
Link Posted: 1/29/2014 7:07:45 AM EDT
Good deal
Link Posted: 1/29/2014 7:17:16 AM EDT
You might find yourself changing antenna orientation often to have the best signal. SO 50 is the only FM sat left and it is the hardest to deal with, I had problems tracking it and would give up mid pass

Nice job on first confirmed contact
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