[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #9
claryco at aol.com
Thu Oct 14 22:15:56 PDT 2010
Not surprisingly, a lot of ops jumped on DN68, DN76, DN77, and DN78 that we operated from today. During the 14/1905Z AO27 pass alone, 18 ops got into the log. Not only is that a for a seven-minute pass, but the bird didn't rise at my QTH for nearly two minutes after it switched to voice, so those 18 contacts were crammed into five minutes!
Cori and I are going to spend an extra day in DN76 taking care of travel-related chores that we've been ignoring. I'll be on from this grid during various passes tomorrow and may sneak away to make a quick run down the road to put out DN75 again for a single pass; not sure yet.
We'll head back out on the road on Saturday and cross into North Dakota. There are 16 grids in the state (aside from some slivers), and we'll get to them all. DN86 will be the first grid.
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Miles City, MT / Custer Co. / DN76
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