[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #5

claryco@aol.com claryco at aol.com
Thu Oct 7 11:24:23 PDT 2010

Cori and I will be in the Glacier Nat'l Park area for a couple more days. She's under the 
weather after two weeks of camping in the other parks, so we're done with camping for the 
time being. Most of our time here is in DN38, but our motel is just across the line in 
DN28, so I'm putting out both grids depending on where we are when pass time comes.

We'll likely start out on the "official" return trip on Saturday. Our plan at that time is 
to head east along the 47 North latitude across Montana, through North Dakota, and into 
Minnesota before turning south.

FM sats are still the birds of choice, mainly because I've made so few contacts on the 
various linear sats that I've been on. Setting up and breaking down the portable station 
takes up to a half hour, and since this is still a vacation trip rather than an actual 
grid-pedition, I'm inclined to stick to that regimen.

That said, if someone needs me to be on one of the linear sats, feel free to contact me 
off list and I'll do my best to work something out. Depending on where we are at any given 
time, both e-mail and cell service (850.960.8566) may be intermittent, but let's give it a 
try anyway.


Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Columbia Falls MT / Flathead Co. / DN28

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