Club Member Jim Adams AAØCW (Montrose) has worked a new FM satellite AO-92 with a 1 watt Baofeng ht and Arrow handheld antenna in his front yard. Jim made 8 contacts from California to Ohio to Tennessee on the 435.350 MHz uplink and 145.880 MHz downlink. Jim’s activity was recorded by Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, in Arizona, along with other satellite activity.
Amateur Radio satellite information can be found on www.amsat.org. Jim says, “FM satellites are easy and fun to work with a regular HT.”
Here’s the video. Patrick Stoddard writes: “Listening to the AO-92 (Fox-1D) satellite’s 145.880 MHz FM downlink from Scottsdale, Arizona (DM43bl), on Friday 26 January 2018, at 1635-1641 UTC.”
Bill Bear sends these pictures of the operation mounted by Royce Seymour, Steve Schroder, and Bill Bear. The CO QSO party rules allow participants who operate on a county line to give out both counties. The Colorado QSO Party took place on 2 and 3 Sept 2017.
Chris DePuy, Lew French, and Don took down some unused antennas at the Nucla Airport and put up an antenna for a 2m digipeater. The photo of antennas on the ground show what was removed. Kudos to Chris for what was literally years of effort to get this approved!
Chris writes: “I talked to Dale Garland the run director, the consensus from the runners is this one seems to be the best run ever, so that goes to great “customer service” from we the runner support crew. Which I will pass on to all who helped out for a great job, I hope all who helped had a fun time, and for the many that did not attend the finish ceremony know that the run director, and Shauna our communications director gave us lots of praise.”
The finish line at Silverton, with flags from all states represented by runners, and Spain and China. Photo WBØITG.
The voice radio room with Dave, NØPEU at the main desk, and computer screen with the new MapProgress app running that helps us track the runners on the course. Photo WBØITG.
Ophir node with the small 2 watt packet node that covers Chapman station. Photo WBØITG.
Our club, continuously active for over 50 years, is an ARRL-affiliated, general interest club serving a large swath of beautiful southwestern Colorado, including Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Olathe, Lazear, Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Naturita, Nucla, Gunnison, and others. Our meetings are the third Friday of every month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center.