[amsat-bb] Brief trip to CM86

John Mock KD6PAG kd6pag at amsat.org
Fri Jun 1 19:39:08 PDT 2007

I'll be in uncommon grid CM86 on Saturday (with a slight possibility of a
pass on Sunday). CM86 consists of the western half of Santa Cruz, CA and
ALOT of ocean.

NOTE, given that the preferred AO-27 pass will be occuring during the
Rochester Hamfest, please allow for that and please call me WITH YOUR
STATE/PROVINCE as well as your grid square.  Thus those at the hamfest
unfamiliar with satellite or VHF/UHF operation can know how far our
satellites reach.

That pass (in UTC) is:

  AO-27  Sat 02Jun07  22:04:28 22:11:07 22:17:50  00:13:22  130  67   3  21.8 

and barely reaches into Vermont.  Given this and the hamfest, please
minimize routine hellos to other 'regulars'.  

I will also try to make this pass:

  AO-27  Sat 02Jun07  23:43:04 23:50:23 23:57:51  00:14:47  184 261 340  41.8

and note that which SO-50 is overhead at the about same time, it will not 
be high enough in the sky to be reliable for me.  

The remaining passes might be possible, given suitable breaks in our
evening program, but no promises:

  SO-50  Sun 03Jun07  01:21:23 01:28:06 01:35:01  00:13:38  214 301  29  73.3
  AO-51  Sun 03Jun07  02:58:16 03:05:28 03:12:40  00:14:24  139  69 359  30.6 

Sunday seems sufficiently unlikely that i'm not listing passes here, but it
would likely be on one of the first two AO-27 passes if it happens at all.

Like Santa Catalina Island, i will send everyone QSL cards, and do not 
expect cards or SASE.  All i ask is that you also to work me near home
(CM88 or maybe CM87) if i don't already have your grid square.  73's 
and good luck!
		         -- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)

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