[amsat-bb] ND9M Road Trip Update #3
claryco at aol.com
Tue Sep 21 22:00:23 PDT 2010
Here's a tentative schedule for Cori and me tomorrow (Wed, 22 Sept) as we take the grid
hunters route from Thermopolis, WY, to Grand Teton NP. Emphasis is on tentative, but with
several passes available to my QTH, including two HO68 passes, we should be able to get to
five and maybe even six grids if we keep our stops to a minimum.
Sat / local AOS / Grid(s)
HO68 / 22/1707Z / DN53 & DN63
HO68 / 22/1855Z / DN52
AO27 / 22/1931Z / DN52
AO27 / 22/2110Z / DN62
AO51 / 22/2235Z / DN51 & DN61
On Thursday, we'll swing up along the western side of the state and hit DN41 and DN42
along the way. Our current destination will be at Grand Teton in DN43 where we're
expecting to camp for three days.
For the 6M ops, I'm still CQing for several minutes on 50.125 MHz after each pass, but I've heard nothing but noise. Even though I'm running the rig off batteries on a short leash and with the car shut off, I'm also getting S8 noise. That's not unusual when I'm in or near a town, but following today's DN54 / DN64 operation at Bald Mt. in north central Wyoming, there was nothing around for miles, yet the S meter was sitting on 9. I'll keep trying though.
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC
Thermopolis WY / Hot Springs Co. / DN53
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