[amsat-bb] WD9EWK's tentative operating schedule (31 May-1 June)
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri May 30 09:32:58 PDT 2008
Here is a tentative plan for my satellite operating on Saturday
31 May (into early Sunday 1 June, UTC)...
>From the Prescott (Arizona) hamfest in grid DM34...
1439-1454 UTC - AO-51 145.920/435.300 MHz FM repeater
1619-1631 UTC - AO-51 145.920/435.300 MHz FM repeater
I hope to hear - and work - some of the other hamfests that
will have stations on the air.
I may also be able to try a VO-52 pass at 1754-1807 UTC, as
I will have a portable all-mode satellite station at the
hamfest. If you hear me on VO-52, please be patient with me.
I am not set up for computer control of my radios (FT-817ND
for TX, AOR AR8200Mk2B for RX) yet. I know this setup is good
enough to put signals through VO-52 from earlier tests.
>From the hamfest or somewhere else in the Prescott area, still
in grid DM34...
2128-2135 UTC - AO-27
2136-2148 UTC - SO-50
>From somewhere in grid DM35 or possibly on the DM34/DM35 grid
boundary north of Prescott near the I-40 freeway...
2308-2315 UTC - AO-27
2315-2329 UTC - SO-50
I should have more than enough time to work these two passes
at the DM34/DM35 boundary where I operated from on 19 April:
since this would leave me more than 2 hours to make the
110-mile/177km drive from that spot to Kingman for the evening
>From the DM25/DM35 grid boundary, in or near Kingman AZ...
0149-0204 UTC - AO-51 145.880/435.150 MHz FM repeater
0329-0342 UTC - AO-51 145.880/435.150 MHz FM repeater
Since the two V/U FM repeater configuration on AO-51 is active,
I'm hoping to put it to some good use for these passes while I
am in an area with little satellite activity.
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