[amsat-bb] Original 13 Colonies Special Event Update - K2T

claryco@aol.com claryco at aol.com
Sun Jun 28 09:44:40 PDT 2009

Instead of signing K2J as initially planned, I was able to get "K2T" ("T" since North Carolina is the "Tarheel" State) assigned to me at the last minute for the 1-4 July time frame. 

K2J will still be on the air from NC, at least on HF, and I'll be QRV on both HF as well as the sats. I'll be on the FM birds at the least; the linear sats will be used as well if I can get my Acer netbook to use SatPC32 to talk to my 897 and?adjust the freqs for Doppler. Contacts with either K2J or K2T will count for North Carolina toward the certificate offered for the event.

Nine of the 13 colonial states will have sat stations on during the event. We're still looking for ops for Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Pse note that the special event runs the calendar days of 1-4 July; per the event web site, it officially runs out at 05/0400Z July.

Finally, for?any sat op who is a county hunter, I'll be running North Carolina counties on both CW and SSB on 20, 30, and 40 meters as K2T throughout the event period and then using my regular call afterward on the way home to Florida. Spots of my HF county hunting operation will be available at http://ch.w6rk.com/?and will include the county that I'm in at the spot time shown. Although the grid square is not indicated on this web site, it shouldn't be difficult to identify since the county I'm in is shown.


Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC / K2T

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