[amsat-bb] WD9EWK @ DM22, Saturday afternoon/evening
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Nov 21 23:09:26 PST 2008
Thanks to John K8YSE for the Friday evening activity via AO-51
from DM51 in southeastern Arizona. A new grid for my logbook,
and I'm sure for several others. I was down in that part of
Arizona in May 2008, and except that time and tonight I
haven't heard DM51 on the satellites in the almost 3 years I've
been on. John's trip earlier this week to DM31 in another part
of southern Arizona was also a good time to put another rare
Arizona grid into satellite logs. Nice to see others trying to
activate unusual grids, allowing everyone a chance to put them
in our logs.
Tomorrow (Saturday, 22 November) afternoon and evening, into
Sunday (23 November) on the UTC clock, I will be out in another
corner of Arizona. I will go out to southwestern Arizona for
grid DM22. My plans are still to work several passes there.
I am planning to work one AO-16 pass, then two passes each on
AO-51 and SO-50, hoping to put many stations in my log and a
new grid (or, if I am on a grid boundary, possibly 2 new grids)
in satellite logs across North America.
DM22 has been on over the past few years. There were a couple
of stations on from Yuma, Arizona, about a year ago working the
FM satellites. Over the years, there has been some activity
from Mexicali on the Mexican side of the border fence, across
from Calexico and El Centro in California. Apparently DM22 has
not been on enough for many to work, or to get confirmations
for that grid, via satellite.
As with many of my recent trips, it will not be necessary to send
me a QSL card to get one of mine for DM22. Just e-mail me the
details of our QSO(s) so I can check that against my log and audio
recordings. If you are in the log, you'll get a card.
And, after all my travels in 2008 up to now - at least 3000
miles/5000km by road plus a recent trip to Canada - portable
satellite operating is still fun. :-)
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