[amsat-bb] Survey: Top 250 grids

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Wed Oct 28 16:27:46 PDT 2009

Hi all!

After recently working a number of rare grids activated by our fellow 
satellite ops, (again THANK YOU!!) I've been looking over the grid map and 
wondered what grids are most needed.  I, like most, have grids that others 
may dream of working and confirming and vice versa.  Then, there are those 
grids that are so common, most everybody has worked and confirmed them. 
Since there are no HEO's and only the FM birds with a couple of linear 
birds, this survey will be focused on the North American area.

I am undertaking a task to get a better reading on what grids are 
"outstanding" in need of activation.  I am looking at obtaining the top 25 
grids from the predominately 10 grid fields covering the U.S., Canada and 
Mexico, for the total of 250 grids.  Yes, most of these grids will be in the 
U.S., however, I'm sure there will be some mention of VE and XE grids as 
well.  What I would like everybody to do is take some time and look at your 
grid map and write down 25 grids from each of the grid fields that cover the 
U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Those grid fields are: CN, DN, EN, FN, CM, DM, EM, 
FM, DL, EL.  If you don't need at least 25 grids from a particular grid 
field, no problem, just enter those you still need.  Example.  Let's say you 
only need three grids from DM, they are DM74, 75, 76.  Just enter those 

To make things simple and easy I will give an example of how the data can be 
entered and e-mailed to me.  Here is an example.

CN 79, 82, 93, 95, 99
DN 02, 03, 07, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 25, 34, 37, 38

As you can see, it's relatively easy, and very easy if you've kept up on 
your grid map. :)

A couple of notices.

1. Please, do not send any "water grids" since any operation from them is 
sporadic and most cases, impracticle to activate for most of us.

2. Please send your data to me via e-mail, attaching it to this e-mail will 
be fine.  The cutoff date is November 14, 2009.  This will give all plenty 
of time to look over their maps and data.

Questions, comments or just sending the data, please send an e-mail. 
Looking forward to receiving your replies!


Jeff  WB3JFS
Las Vegas, NV


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