[amsat-bb] Re: Upcoming Scotland/Shetlands trip

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Jul 30 12:22:10 PDT 2008

John-Will you be on AO-7?  It is possible to work CN87 (Seattle).  Takes timing, planning and luck!.
73 Bob W7LRD

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

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From: John Mock KD6PAG <kd6pag at amsat.org> 

> I'll be in Scotland from 13 August through 2 September, with 16 August 
> through 21 August 08 (1200Z) in the Shetland Islands. I'll primarily 
> be trying to work the eastern Canada and northeastern parts of the US, 
> and we'll see about Continental passes (as i've had rather disappoiting 
> results trying to operate from France on two previous occasions). I 
> will be using an antenna similar in characteristics to an 'Arrow' and 
> run QRP. 
> If i've figured this correctly, likely grid squares include IO66, IO75, 
> IO76, IO77, IO85, IO86 and IP90; and possible grids are IO67, IO78, 
> IO87, IO88 and IO99. I'll use what is customary in each region, that 
> is, a four-way exchange with six character grid squares working Europe 
> and the quicker exchange with four character grids expected in North 
> America (in order to maximize satellite usage). I may post specifics 
> to the AMSAT-BB if Internet access is convenient while i'm over there. 
> Note that i won't be quite as active as on my two recent road trips as 
> i won't be traveling solo (and have no idea what my western horizons 
> will look like). 
> As usual, with North America, i will send out QSL cards after i return 
> home and get a chance to transcribe all of the passes; you don't need 
> to send me a card or SASE. Just patience is all that i ask if i already 
> have your grid square. However, if i have not worked you before, i'd 
> greatly appreciate it if you would set up a sked to work me at home 
> (primarily CM88, also CM87; your choice) so i can send you (at least) 
> two cards. Cards from Europe would be appreciated and you will likely 
> get my card even if you don't send yours. 
> I hope to talk to you. 73's and best of luck! 
> -- KD6PAG (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer) 
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