[amsat-bb] Southwest Texas Grids - August 22/23 SUCCESS!

Clayton Coleman W5PFG kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 05:50:09 PDT 2011

I want to thank all who supported my efforts to activate DL98/DL99 on the
Texas/Mexico border.  I also made quite a few contacts from EL07 in Laredo,
Texas.  Despite two border patrol inspection stations and three border
patrol "drive-by's" while I was operating, the boundary operation went
smoothly.   APRS coverage was fairly poor for most of the trip unless I was
in between major metropolitan areas in the Interstate 35 corridor.

My SO-50 operations weren't as smooth as on AO-27 and AO-51 because they
were unplanned and I was working them from whatever place I was on the road
at AOS.  Sometimes it was *not* a great location.

Overall I ended up making 102 contacts from grids EM00, EM01, EM02, EL07,
EL08, EL09, DL98, and DL99.  I've already uploaded these contacts to Logbook
of the World.  If you would like a paper card, please email me the QSO
details or go the usual direct/SASE route.


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