[amsat-bb] WD9EWK @ DM31 on Saturday (18 December)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Dec 14 15:59:57 PST 2010


Since it has been over 15 months since my first trip to operate from
grid DM31 in southern Arizona, it's time to do it again.  This time,
it won't be in the summertime, and the weather should be decent for 
the day.  I will drive to the same area where I worked from in 2009,
in the small border town of Lukeville in Pima County, Arizona, probably
at grid DM31ov.  My tentative plans are for WD9EWK to work as many 
satellite passes as possible, starting with the HO-68 pass at 1751 UTC 
until local sunset around 0100 UTC.  If I can get down there earlier,
there could be additional morning passes.  I should be able to work at 
least one FO-29 pass in the late afternoon, for those interested in 
satellite SSB activity.  

Lukeville is surrounded by the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
at the USA/Mexico border.  I will most likely park at "Gringo Pass",
a collection of shops with a fuel station and restaurant a few 
yards/meters north of the border crossing.  There are too many hills
around the highway north of Lukeville (AZ-85) at the DM31/DM32 grid 
boundary, so I won't worry about operating from up there.  If anyone
wants a satellite QSO from DM32, please e-mail me and we can make 
other plans for that to happen.  The northeast corner of DM32 is less 
than an hour south of Phoenix, and I go down to the DM32/DM42 grid
boundary occasionally to activate DM32 via satellite.

As with my other trips where I work the satellites, there is no need
to first send me a QSL card or SASE to get a WD9EWK DM31 QSL card. 
Just e-mail me with the QSO details.  If you're in the log, I will 
send out a card.  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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