[amsat-bb] WD9EWK on satellites from Las Vegas area, 29 April-1 May 2016
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Apr 28 04:28:27 UTC 2016
While I am in Las Vegas for this weekend's ARRL Nevada State Convention, I
plan on doing some operating before and after the convention each day. I
want to work some passes from the DM25/DM26 grid boundary, on the south end
of Las Vegas, as well as from Lake Mead - a National Recreational Area, and
a location that is part of the ARRL's National Parks on the Air event for
2016. So far, I have made one definite plan for my non-convention operating
this weekend - an SO-50 pass on Saturday (30 April) morning just before
1400 UTC, at the DM25/DM26 grid boundary on the southern end of the Las
Vegas metropolitan area.
Beyond this pass, I will look to work other passes in the early mornings
and evenings in the Las Vegas area. I will also look to work some passes
as I approach Las Vegas on Friday morning, and on my drive home Sunday
afternoon. One plan is to stop in the Kingman area in northwestern Arizona,
near the I-40 freeway, to work from grid DM35. If time permits, I would
operate on the DM25/DM35 boundary in Kingman either around midday Friday or
sometime Sunday afternoon.
For all of my trips to southern Nevada in the past several years, I have
always operated at a single location - the DM25/DM26 grid boundary on the
south end of the Las Vegas area. This will be one location I will work from
during the weekend. I will also try to activate the Lake Mead National
Recreation Area, southeast of Las Vegas, as part of the ARRL's National
Parks on the Air activity during 2016. If an SO-50 or FO-29 pass line up
with my travels, I may even try to work a pass from the "Welcome to
Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign. The sign sits in the median of Las Vegas
Boulevard, next to McCarran Airport and what some consider the "official"
southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
While traveling, I will use my TH-D72A HT for APRS to transmit my location,
using the call sign WD9EWK-9. One way to keep up with my travels will be to
I will also post updates here on the AMSAT-BB, as well as my @WD9EWK
Twitter feed. If you don't use Twitter, you can still read my posts on
Twitter at this link:
As always, I will upload these QSOs, as well as the QSOs I make during the
ARRL Nevada State Convention, to Logbook of the World. If you would like to
receive a QSL card, please e-mail me directly with the QSO details. If you
are in my log, I would be happy to send you a QSL card.
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