Ham FM satellite recordings from 2000

Sometime in 2000 I got an Arrow II Satellite antenna. I used two HTs (hand held radios) (one for uplink and one for downlink) plus a tape recorder to record the pass. I would go out at night for a 12-15 minute satellite pass with all this gear and my Mom would laugh at me saying I looked like some sort of spy or something. Then I would endure the mosquitos while contacting stations all over the US, Canada and even a little bit of the Northern part of South America. It was a lot of fun.

I ripped the audio from the tapes into mp3 a long time ago and shared it on the web but the site it was on is long gone so here it is again. I have just gone through and listened to the passes and written down as best I could all the callsigns, grid squares, state and names that I could make out. Let me know if you have any corrections or additions in the comments.

All of these mp3s are under 2 Megabytes.
I am John, KG4AKV and these were recorded from Wilmington, North Carolina, grid square FM-14.

SO-35 0022 UTC September 5, 2000.mp3

Call   Name    GRID   State
AD4DN          FM14
K1LO   Larry   FN42
N7SFI  Randy
K5VAS                 LO
VE3EPS         FN03
AJ9K           EN53
KG4AKV
KK5DO          EL29
K5OE
K1DRW          EM79
N2LMD          FM29
N5ZNL
KF4CJV
AA5AO

SO-35 0043 UTC September 7, 2000.mp3

Call   Name    GRID   State
KB7            91
KK5DO
NA3IE  Gary    EM98    WV
K1LO           FN42
QFS            DN40
K9HF           EM48
KG4AKV
VE2MJ
NA2AA
N8EIP         EN91 
K8KFJ
KM5TE
VE3GJS
KC7QFS
KG4AKV
KE4AZN
???SWQ
N5ZNL         EM42
KD5SBA        EL29
K8KFJ

UO-14 0234 UTC September 5, 2000.mp3

Call    GRID   State  Name
KG4AKV  FM14
KP3A           PR     Al
KK5DO                 Bruce
WA2HKS  FN0    NY
KB8BWE  EM79   OH
K4WZ           GA
WA3SKQ                Rich
KD5JMZ  EM30   LO     Jeff
KB3DWQ         PN
KA3RFI                Monty
KG4IFJ
N2OY    FN02
W4HKV

KP3A heard me but didn't copy my call right. Didn't make any contacts after that?

UO-14 September 8, 2000 0041 UTC part1.mp3

Call    GRID   State  Name
KK5DO
NA2AA
K5VAS   EM32   LO
VE2DIV  FN35          Frank   (complete empty pass on 440?)
AA1UE   FN32   MA              portable
VA3BJV      
KC2BYY  FN30   NY
N5ZNL
N9UUR   EN63

UO-14 September 8, 2000 0041 UTC part2.mp3

Call    GRID   State  Name
KG4AKV
KG4ENR  EM76
AA1UE
AE9UN
KB9UMT
AA9UK
N9TH
N9UUR
VE2DIV
KK5DO   EL29
???PST
AB0V
NA2AA  FN20

One funny thing I noticed about these recordings is I didn't make many contacts in them. On some passes I don't think I made any contacts! Odd. I did notice I was mostly putting out my call as opposed to calling other stations, maybe that is why. Regardless of what is in the recordings I remember making many contacts and having a good time. I think these recordings give you a good idea of what to expect if you haven't done an FM LEO satellite. It's fast so be prepared to make quick contacts.