[amsat-bb] WD9EWK mini IL/WI/IA (maybe) road trip, Sunday/Monday

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Oct 9 21:28:57 PDT 2010


With the AMSAT Symposium wrapping up Sunday morning, and I don't 
fly back home until Monday afternoon, I am going to make use of 
the unlimited mileage on my little rental car for a day or so of
sightseeing.  And, yes, some satellite operating.  After working 
from the 4-grid intersection with John K8YSE the past couple of 
mornings (EN51/EN52/EN61/EN62) and from outside the Symposium hotel 
(EN62aa) at other times, I will do some sightseeing in the area 
where I used to live north of Chicago.  I plan on being up to the 
Wisconsin state line for at least one pass around midday (still in 
grid EN62, and possibly on the Illinois/Wisconsin state line), 
before making a hard drive toward grid EN40 in western Illinois.  

If all goes well, I hope to be on some passes in the late afternoon 
and early evening from out there.  On Monday morning, I plan on 
working some passes from out that way - grids EN40 and/or EN41, in 
Illinois or *possibly* a very quick detour into Iowa to work a 
pass or two - before returning to O'Hare airport for the flight 

So far, around the Symposium site, I have not been able to get an
APRS packet heard by the local digipeater network.  I will have my
VX-8GR squawking away once I start driving away from here, and that
should be visible at http://aprs.fi/wd9ewk-7 if all goes well. 

As with my other trips where I work the satellites around the USA,
there will be no need to send me QSL cards for contacts made with
WD9EWK while I have been in Chicagoland.  Please e-mail me with the 
QSO details, and I will be happy to send out cards.  


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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