[amsat-bb] WD9EWK @ DM23/DM24 on Saturday (3 September)
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Sep 1 16:43:08 UTC 2016
I am planning a quick road trip on Saturday (3 September), but not to a
National Parks on the Air site like I have been doing during this summer.
Saturday's road trip will be to the DM23/DM24 grid boundary in western
Arizona. This location is north of the junction of Arizona routes 72 and
95, southeast of Parker. I have visited this location many times over the
past few years, and there is a paved road that leads up to the grid
(north of the intersection, south of railroad tracks). I plan on being out
there around 1630 UTC, which would be in time for an AO-73 pass. If not, I
may be able to try a very shallow FO-29 pass just before 1700 UTC. I
definitely plan on working the AO-85 passes at 1900 and 2040 UTC, among
I will use APRS while on the road Saturday, with the call sign WD9EWK-9. My
travels, and my location at the grid boundary, should be visible on web
like http://aprs.fi/WD9EWK-9 (among others). There is good APRS coverage in
central and western Arizona, thanks to the mountaintop digipeaters that
much of this state. I won't run the APRS radio when on the satellites,
I'm working digipeaters on NO-84 or (if it is on) the ISS.
Along with APRS, I will send updates during the day using my @WD9EWK Twitter
feed. If you do not use Twitter, you can still see my Twitter activity using
a web browser at: http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
I will upload my log to Logbook of the World after this trip. If anyone
like to receive a QSL card for working WD9EWK at the DM23/DM24 grid
please e-mail me directly with the QSO details. If you are in the log, I
be happy to send you a QSL card.
Thanks in advance, and 73!
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