[amsat-bb] Re: W1T - FN52 Grid Activation *UPDATES*
k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Aug 12 15:20:30 PDT 2012
Yeah, but what are conditions on the lobster, quahog and corn on the cob
Sometime, ya just gotta have priorities....
Come to think of it, an Arrow might make a combo grill for that stuff
Enjoy yer vacation Clayton...its 95 and smoky skies from forest fires here !
73, Ted, K7TRK
From: Clayton Coleman W5PFG [mailto:kayakfishtx at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 3:14 PM
Subject: W1T - FN52 Grid Activation *UPDATES*
Unfortunately the weather off Cape Cod in grid square FN52 did not
cooperate. Instead, we operated from FN51 at the site of Marconi's
1902-1903 wireless station between Wellfleet and Eastham,
Massachusetts. Several FO-29, SO-50, and AO-27 passes were worked.
A major frontal boundary of low and high pressure systems was stalled
along the coast, causing too much uncertainty. Waves were observed
between 4-6 ft, winds a constant 15+ knots from the SW, and the U.S.
Coast Guard had issued a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY. The nice thing is that
grids don't move. It'll be there for another day -- another
Thank you for all who worked W1T on this adventure.
On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Clayton Coleman W5PFG
<kayakfishtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> We're approximately one week away from my planned trip to FN52aa off
> the east coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts 11-12 August.
> Operations will be on the AO-27, SO-50, and FO-29 satellites only. We
> will be operating QRP so please be conscious of this when you are
> trying to make contact via FO-29's linear transponder. I will be weak
> and the more power you run will be to the detriment of everyone on the
> pass. Please take this into consideration!
> TERRESTRIAL SSB PHONE:
> In addition to satellite activation we will run 6m SSB into a
> rotatable dipole. QRP.
> Special event call sign - W1T. There will be three hams on the boat
> (N1EZT, KD1OQ, and W5PFG.) If either of us call someone with our own
> call, do not return a call back if you are not being called. W1T will
> be the primary call sign.
> Self-addressed, stamped envelope to W5PFG. Non-US stations, please
> email me. I will upload Logbook of the World only upon request.
> At this time we are tracking coastal weather. Nothing major at the
> moment except for Tropical Storm Florence. Aside from Murphy, Weather
> is our biggest foe on this adventure.
> PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT:
> On "game day," K4FEG will announce my presence of W1T on Twitter
> (@k4feg) and AMSAT-BB. Please do not re-post this information
> anywhere else.
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Clayton Coleman W5PFG
> <kayakfishtx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In just a few weeks I will embark on a fishing excursion off of Cape
>> Cod in Massachusetts. On board are 2 other operators and we intend to
>> activate water grid FN52aa for several AO-27 and SO-50 passes.
>> Possible use of VO-52 and FO-29 satellite passes. This will occur the
>> afternoon/evening of August 11 and potentially into the morning of
>> August 12. Some passes from FN51 might be worked during transit. The
>> primary call sign used will be W1T.
>> Please note I am not announcing this operation to the AMSAT-BB, QRZ,
>> eHam, Twitter, or other distribution methods. Once we are *live* and
>> making contacts that weekend, please feel free to post.
>> All of this, of course, is weather permitting. FN52aa is on the
>> Atlantic Ocean side of Cape Cod. We're departing from the Bourne
>> Marina on the south side of Cape Cod Canal. We are considering
>> pulling the boat out and towing it to Truro for put-in. That is
>> dependent on whether or not Truro has room for us. If the commercial
>> fisherman have tagged out on Stripers, we might put the boat in at
>> Truro and save a lot of water travel time. I have hard commitments on
>> August 13 so there is no chance of extending the operation.
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