[amsat-bb] WD9EWK @ NPOTA HP45/TR13, Friday (12 August)
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Aug 12 04:29:57 UTC 2016
On Friday (12 August), I will work various passes from the
grounds of the Tumacacori National Historic Park in southern
Arizona. This park is also part of the Juan Bautista de Anza
National Historic Trail, which runs through parts of Arizona
and California. The location I plan on working from would be
NPOTA sites HP45 and TR13, in grid DM41ln along the I-19
freeway between Tucson and the USA/Mexico border.
I am hoping to work as many FM satellite passes as I can from
Tumacacori. There is an AO-85 pass just after 1600 UTC that I
might be able to work, if I get an early start. It takes
almost 3 hours to drive from the Phoenix area to this park.
Since this is a very high pass for Arizona, I may stop and work
this pass from wherever I happen to be, if I am unable to make
it all the way to Tumacacori in time. I should almost certainly
make it to Tumacacori in time for passes later in the morning.
I will also work the afternoon ISS and NO-84 passes if those
digipeaters are on, using APRS messages from my TH-D72A HT.
Please look for WD9EWK-9 on those passes.
After this day-trip, I will upload my logs to Logbook of the
World. All QSOs made from Tumacacori will contain both NPOTA
site IDs. Please e-mail me directly with QSO details if you
would like to receive a QSL card. Although the NPOTA program
works only with LOTW, I am happy to send a QSL card if you
request a card and your QSO details are in my log.
Please look at my @WD9EWK Twitter feed - visible in a web
browser at http://twitter.com/WD9EWK - for updates during
the day. While on the road, I will use WD9EWK-9 as my APRS
call. This should appear in various web sites, including
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