[amsat-bb] WD9EWK at CM86 - Sunday (6 November) on AO-27

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sat Nov 5 10:38:10 PDT 2011


Thanks to those who were up at the early (for us here on the west
coast) hour for those passes on AO-51 and AO-7 this morning.  I 
started out on AO-51 just after 1100 UTC from the AMSAT Symposium 
site in San Jose (grid CM97bi).  After working that pass, I drove 
south to Santa Cruz, a small city on the Pacific coast where part 
of the city lies in the rarely-heard grid CM86.  I worked 3 stations 
on the AO-7 pass around 1228 UTC, talked to myself on the AO-51 pass 
that came just after AO-7, then drove back to San Jose.  Then I worked 
a couple stations on AO-7 around 1430 UTC, followed by one quick chat 
on VO-52 around 1630 UTC.  Thanks for the QSOs this morning, and those
from the past two days I have been in San Jose.  Along with the little 
bit of radio activity, the AMSAT Symposium has been fun. 

Since I know that there are at least a few who would like to work 
grid CM86, and I have a bit of free time before I fly home Sunday 
evening, I will make a return trip to Santa Cruz and work a pair of
AO-27 passes in the late morning and early afternoon (around 1938 and 
2114 UTC - the repeater will start a couple of minutes after those 
predicted AOS times).  I know that I am near grid boundaries down 
there in Santa Cruz, but I am confining my plans to just CM86.  I, or 
someone else, can work from CM96 or CM87 some other time.

As I have been making QSOs from here, I am uploading them to the 
Logbook of the World system.  It has been swamped with uploads from 
last weekend's CQ WW SSB contest, so it has been taking a little while 
for the QSOs - and any QSLs - to show up in there.  If you'd like a 
QSL card for a QSO with me from San Jose and/or Santa Cruz, please 
e-mail me with the QSO details.  If you're in my log, I will send out 
a card.  



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