[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #13
claryco at aol.com
Sun Feb 21 21:35:38 PST 2010
We wound up having to stay put for the day. We needed to buy auto insurance for driving in Mexico, but every sales office was closed for the day.
With the unexpected time available, I took advantage of the deferred AO51 mode change and operated from the EL15/EL16 during the late afternoon pass. My thanks go to the AO51 Ops Team for the heads up that the switch would be delayed by a day.
I'll do the EL15/EL16 line again on Tuesday (vice Monday). It'll be from a different spot on the grid line though; the place I set up today was a
mosquito fiesta. I couldn't keep the Arrow antenna aimed at the satellite because I was swatting so many bugs! (If you're old enough to remember the "Off" commercial from the 60s with the actor's arm inside the mosquito tank, you can appreciate what I found.)
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Brownsville, TX / EL15
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