[amsat-bb] WD9EWK's road trip, starting Sunday (20 July)...
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Jul 19 19:39:03 PDT 2008
I am about to start a 3-day road trip from the Williams
(Arizona) hamfest, looking to do some sightseeing and operating
from unusual grids in and around northern Arizona. All plans
are subject to change without notice due to weather, road
conditions, etc. - but I will try to keep you posted.
At this moment, I am still in Williams, but will leave tomorrow
morning for the DM56ex/DM57ea grid boundary in northeastern
Arizona. I hope to be on the 2106 and 2247 UTC AO-27 passes
from this spot. Please note that this grid boundary is just
south of the Arizona/Utah border, so this will not be a
QSO with two states simultaneously - just Arizona.
After the two AO-27 passes, I will head west toward Page AZ,
site of Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, and the DM46fx/DM47fa
grid boundary. I will be on the one good Sunday evening AO-51
pass (0201 UTC Monday) from here. I may be on an AO-51 pass
Monday morning, before leaving this area.
According to my maps, at Page the grid boundary is also the
Arizona/Utah state line. I will try to confirm this while I
am in the area, so contacts from this location could be good
for 2 states as well as 2 grids.
On Monday, I will head west and try to be on AO-27 passes from
either the DM36/DM37 or DM26/DM36 grid boundaries near the
northwestern corner of Arizona. Then, down to Las Vegas and the
DM25/DM26 grid boundary for the evening AO-51 passes.
I might try for SO-50 passes during both of these days, around
midday local time (1800-1900 UTC). For now, I won't post
specifics related to those passes, other than to say I might give
them a try.
After Monday, I have not decided if I will stay along the
Colorado River looking for SO-50 and/or AO-27 passes from
grids like DM24 or make a more-direct return to Phoenix. I
will try to post updates while on the road, if I have Internet
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