[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from DM52/DM53, Friday (30 April)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Apr 25 21:34:20 PDT 2010


On my way (sort of) to the hamfest in Sierra Vista AZ on Saturday (1 
May), I will make a detour to the DM52/DM53 grid boundary in Graham 
County AZ northwest of Safford on Friday (30 April) afternoon.  I 
stopped in this area twice around this time last year, and I don't 
think anyone else has been on from DM53 since then.  I am planning
to stop there for the AO-27 passes around 2003 and 2144 UTC Friday, 
and - depending on the view of the eastern sky - I might attempt the 
AO-51 pass at 2214 UTC.  The 2214 UTC AO-51 pass has a maximum 
elevation of 5 degrees at that location, so I may only have a few 
minutes during that pass if I can hear the satellite at all.  

After these passes, I will move south and stop somewhere in DM52 for 
the AO-51 pass at 2348 UTC.  Depending on how things go on Friday, I
could either return to the DM51/DM52 boundary where I stopped a few
weeks ago, or possibly head to the Arizona/New Mexico state line (grid
DM52lf) where I worked from last October.  Since I will be up and on 
the air from the hamfest in Sierra Vista early Saturday morning, I do 
not plan on working anything else after these passes on Friday.  

As always, if you work me on Friday, there's no need to send me a 
QSL card.  Just e-mail me the QSO details, and - if you're in the
log - I will gladly send out a QSL card.  



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