[amsat-bb] DL94 on the satellites (and more) this weekend...
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Feb 5 21:29:56 PST 2009
A group of Mexican hams will operate from grid DL94 near the town of
Galeana, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon (south of Texas) starting
at 0100 UTC Saturday (7 February 2008) through 1600 UTC Sunday (8
February 2008). This group is planning on working FM satellites as
well as the linear-transponder satellites (VO-52, FO-29, AO-7). They
plan on trying to work through the ISS, if it is available.
Along with the planned satellite operating, they may also be on VHF
SSB (around 50.120-50.125 MHz USB and 144.200 MHz USB) and might also
be active during this weekend's Mexican RTTY contest on HF.
The group is made up of the following operators:
XE2MVS Orlando Salinas
XE2NRG José de Los Reyes
XE2NS Alfonso Tamez
XE2YBG Benigno Gomez
XE2YOM Oscar Martínez
and Jesús Carranza (not currently licensed, but interested in ham radio)
XE2MVS, XE2NS, and XE2YBG are experienced satellite operators. They
will be happy to make QSOs with stations hoping to work the very rare
grid DL94 this weekend. Please be sure to use the international
phonetic alphabet and digits (i.e., "four-three" instead of "forty-
three" to say 43), so they are able to clearly understand your English.
Good luck, and 73!
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