[amsat-bb] Practice run for DXpedition

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 27 19:52:04 PDT 2009

Hello all,

I was asked to forward this along to the -bb. Please listen for these guys 
as they practice for a fall DXpedition. I think FM-24 might be a rare one on 
satellite as well.

73, Drew KO4MA

CY0 Simulation Test - WA4DAN, AA4VK, and N0TG will operate from "Core Banks" 
(IOTA NA-67, FM-24), on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, on an island that 
is similar in environment (terrain, sand, sea, remoteness, etc.) to Sable 
Island, during the period 2300Z on April 29 through 1500Z on May 2.  The 
team will reach the island by boat in late afternoon, with approximately the 
same amount of day-light remaining as Day-1 at Sable island. This exercise 
will help to determine the CY0 Day-1 strategy for which antennas to erect 
before night fall.

The CY0 Team is considering including FM Satellite operations at Sable 
Island and will make a substantial effort during the "CY0 simulation test" 
to demonstrate the feasibility of including this mode in the DXpedition. 
Times and satellites to be used for FM Satellite Operations during the 
simulation test is listed at the Team website at 
http://www.cy0dxpedition.com .

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