[amsat-bb] XE2AT from DL42/DL43 line on SO-50 tonight, 0100 UTC

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Jan 31 17:49:12 UTC 2016


After working from the DL52/DL53 line on the south end of the
Baja California peninsula this morning, Alvaro XE2AT plans to
work the 0100 UTC SO-50 pass tonight (5pm Pacific time) from
the DL42/DL43 grid boundary. This is northwest of Cabo San
Lucas, near the southern tip of the peninsula. SO-50 will be
over the eastern Pacific Ocean during this pass, meaning the
footprint won't make it all the way to the Mississippi River.

DL43 has been on the satellites in past years, thanks to
Bernardo XE2HWB (worked satellites in the past, also active
in VHF/UHF/microwave contests from up and down the Baja
California peninsula), but not recently. DL42 is almost entirely
wet, except for the small bit of land in the northeast corner
of the grid - similar to grid CM86 at Santa Cruz in northern

XE2AT mentioned earlier this morning that he plans to use LOTW
to confirm these contacts, along with the contacts he made
earlier this morning. He's also good at answering QSL requests
mailed to his PO box in Aguascalientes, although the Mexican
postal system is not the most reliable.

Good luck, and 73!

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