[amsat-bb] Re; rover trips to nevada
n4ufo at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 21 19:16:00 UTC 2016
Thank you to those that sent me tips on who the 'other Nevada rover' might be. I have in fact found out who it is and we have had a very lengthy and productive chat. He lives in Nevada, has a motor home and has plans to take a weekend to go operate from a rare grid not terribly far from his home. He is not a new sat op, but 'grid roving' is a new aspect he is in the process figuring out. He has asked for my help on working out a few details as to gear, logging, etc. I am only too happy to assist. I will let him announce his own plans, as that is only polite, but I will say that if everything goes as planned, our schedules will not conflict. He should be operating the weekend BEFORE I arrive in Nevada, with him wrapping up the same day I cross the state line. =^)
Hopefully between the two of us, we can work everyone that needs that grid (DM19). And hey, if he works everyone who presently needs it, I already have another spot I can go. =^D My only regret may be that I won't be home to work him myself... but I'm really glad he is going!
Also, I will be operating with my portable gear as much as possible during April, in order to get well acquainted with my new gear and work out any bugs. If you hear me on, feel free to give me a holler. I might even work from a few nearby grids for anyone that needs them.
Again, I will be posting info about my trip to a special QRZ page as well as sending out last minute updates on a special twitter account. Use the link: https://www.qrz.com/db/N4UFO/P or look up N4UFO/P on QRZ (must add the /P). The link to my twitter is there and you do not have to have a twitter account to watch it. I also plan to have APRS going during my trip and links will be on that page when ready to go.
73 to all and will be looking for all you grid chasers on the birds! Kevin N4UFO
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