[amsat-bb] K6PV/p Santa Catalina Is. DM03

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Fri Feb 27 20:44:01 UTC 2015

I operate mostly the linear satellites, so I guess I should get on more 

I keep telling myself I should run some feedlines and rotor cables 
outside so I'm not limited to "back porch" operating!

BTW, I won't be operating K6AA for Field Day this year. The other club 
I'm in, BIARA, has gotten permission to operate overnight from the 
Battleship Iowa, NI6BB, so I'll be there.

And if I get some gumption up, I'll set up my satellite station on board 
the Iowa. The only other time Iowa was on the birds was for JOTA several 
years ago, and now I know what it feels like to be "Rare DX"! FO-29 
sounded like 20 Meters when I called the first time.

73, Jim  KQ6EA

On 02/27/2015 08:25 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) wrote:
> Jim,
> DM03 apparently is a bit on the rare side these days. I know there
> are some who get on SO-50 from DM03, but may not work the most
> shallow passes that reach the east coast. It may be more rare on the
> SSB birds, and I'll check my log at home this weekend to see who I
> have worked for my recent DM03 QSOs.
> I was just out there two weeks ago, and had some requests to work
> from DM03 instead of other grids between Phoenix and Los Angeles.
> I'll be back out there in early April, and - depending on my travel, and
> the needs/requests from other satellite operators - might be able to
> make my trip home a less direct route. Or I can just work more
> passes from DM03.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:17 PM, Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Is DM03 really that "rare"?
>> If it is, I'll get on the birds more often.
>> Jim  KQ6EA
>> On 02/27/2015 07:50 PM, John Papay wrote:
>>> The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club is operating
>>> from Santa Catalina Island, DM03rk through Sunday.
>>> They have been worked on SO-50 but have about a 10-12
>>> degree horizon.  DM03 is not on that often although
>>> some of it is on the mainland.  Callsign is the club
>>> call, K6PV/p.
>>> 73,
>>> John K8YSE
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