[amsat-bb] Michigan's Upper Peninsula Grid Activation EN65, EN66, and EN76 July 3-5, 2010

Doug Papay doug.papay at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 16:46:45 PDT 2010


I will be active via FM satellite (AO-51, SO-50, AO-27 and SO-67) from
the uncommon grid squares EN65, EN66, and EN76 in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula during the Independence Day holiday weekend (Saturday, July
3rd PM - Monday, July 5th AM).  EN76 is my primary destination with
side trips for operations from EN65 and EN66.  Look for me on from
EN76 on Saturday afternoon & Sunday and Monday mornings.  I expect to
operate from EN65 and EN66 during the afternoon/evening passes on
Saturday and Sunday respectively coinciding with the location of the
local fireworks displays.  I will attempt to work as many passes as
possible, family commitments prevailing.

Operating conditions at my EN76 destination are unknown; satellite
imagery shows heavy tree cover as is typical of most of northern
Michigan, but since we will be located across the road from a lake, I
should have good visibility to the south from the shore and/or dock.
I expect to operate from the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior
shorelines while in EN65 and EN66 respectively. My station consists of
a Kenwood TH-D7A and Arrow antenna.

If you are looking for EN74 or EN75, it is possible that I could
operate from either these grids on the journey north (Saturday AM) or
on the return trip (Monday AM/PM).  Drop me an email with your request
and I'll try to accommodate.

As always, I will sign KD8CAO/P to indicate that I am portable and not
@ my home QTH.  For all contacts, no QSL or SASE is required, just
send me an email request and I will send you a QSL card.



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