[amsat-bb] AO-27 4 grid Operation 8Nov09
john at papays.com
Mon Nov 9 12:28:27 PST 2009
Yesterday I took a short 40 minute drive to the intersection
of 4 grid squares, EN80, 81, 90 and 91. The intersection is
in a field in back of the Pilot Truck Stop on I-71 at Ohio SR83.
The EN90/91 line runs through the Pilot parking lot and the 4
corner intersection is about 400' off the pavement. The weeds
and thistles were quite high and attached themselves to shoes
and clothing. Other than that, it is an easy place to operate
from. I made 26 qsos with 25 different stations on the two
afternoon AO-27 passes. The western pass was very crowded so
not many qso's.
A special QSL card has been designed and will
be sent to everyone in the log. No return card necessary. You
can see the design on my qrz.com page. These are not rare grids
but it was my first time operating from a 4 corner intersection.
If you are looking for a change, try operating from another grid.
It doesn't have to be rare for you to have fun doing it. Use Google
Earth to scope out potential sites. Pack up your equipment and head
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