[amsat-bb] WD9EWK on the road (18-23 February 2009)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Feb 17 21:38:17 PST 2009


I will be on the road for the next few days starting tomorrow 
(Wednesday, 18th) afternoon.  I will visit friends in southern 
California and have an AMSAT table at the two-day Yuma (Arizona) 
hamfest on 20-21 February 2009.  Over the next few days, including the
two days at the hamfest, I hope to be on the FM satellites (AO-51, 
SO-50) as well as VO-52 andFO-29.  

For Wednesday evening, depending on how fast I can get on the highway
away from Phoenix, I might be on the late-afternoon/early-evening
AO-51 and SO-50 passes from DM22 or maybe on the DM22/DM32 boundary.
I hope to be on various passes from somewhere in DM22 on Thursday
(19th) before the hamfest, as well as from the hamfest (grid DM22qq)
on Friday (20th) and Saturday (21st).  On Sunday (22nd) and on my 
drive home on Monday (23rd), I should be able to work passes from DM22
and/or other nearby grids.  

In order to honor the request by Drew KO4MA regarding the second AO-51
repeater on 145.880/435.150 MHz FM for use by the K5D Desecheo Island
DXpedition, I will stay on the primary 145.920/435.300 MHz FM repeater
when I am on AO-51 over the next few days.  When I am on VO-52, I will
try to be around 145.910-145.915 MHz USB.  For FO-29, I will try to be
somewhere around 145.960 MHz USB +/-.  

During this trip, I will have access to Internet.  I will try to post
updates to my planned travels over the next few days.  After I return 
home, I will print QSL cards and be happy to confirm contacts I make 
from wherever I operate from during this trip.  As many of you may 
remember from my trips in 2008, I am happy to work as many stations as
possible during the passes I work from other locations.  It's fun to 
combine my travels with satellite operating.  :-)



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