7330 km contact on FO-29

22:45 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Hector Martinez CO6CBF working EI5EV earlier this month

On Monday at 1338 UTHector Martinez CO6CBF achieved a 7330 km contact on the amateur radio satellite FO-29, the furthest he has worked and close to the theoretic maximum for the satellite
Hector, who is in grid square EL92sd, worked David, EA4SG in IN80cp using SSB.

He used a Yaesu FT-817ND transceiver, 30 watt power amplifier, and a homebrew Arrow with a homebrew mast mounted amplifier. Everything was powered by two 12 volt, 7 amp gel cell batteries. Hector operated from on top of a tall building which improved his horizon visibility toward Europe.

Hector says "We had just a 88 seconds window. Satellites are always fascinating! Thanks very much to David for this great contact and new grid! "

Hector is looking for other FO-29 contacts in the UK and Europe. His email address for skeds is: co6cbf at frcuba.co.cu
FO-29 information http://amsat-uk.org/satellites/fuji-oscar-29-jas-2/
First Cuba to EI contact on FO-29

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