[amsat-bb] Nevada Trip Update for grid square activity
rnutter at networkref.com
Sun Apr 27 07:01:17 PDT 2008
I am doing the last bit of packing for my trip to Las Vegas tomorrow. I
am taking gear with me to operate AO-16, AO-27, SO-50 and AO-51. Just
before posting this email, I saw an update from N8MH that AO-16 may be
silent due to the eclipse period it is now in, so operating from that
one may not be an option. That should still leave me the FM birds to
work with. If I get off the plan and to the rental car in time Monday,
I should be able to operate a couple of the morning passes. I have a
mid day meeting with a vendor which should finish in time to operate a
couple of the afternoon passes.
No sure how much time I will have during the week but will try to
operate when I can. I try announce my presence on the passes I will be
on as KA4KYI Portable followed by the grid square I am operating from.
My signal may not be the best since I will be operating with handhelds
and minimal antennas. I hope to operate with mag mount antennas on the
rental car and a 3 element uhf beam from Arrow for the downlink. I am
taking an AL-800 and my trusty IC-W32 for some operating possibilities
from where I will be in Vegas.
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