[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #5
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
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Columbia Falls MT / Flathead Co. / DN28
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