[amsat-bb] Europe Trip

Bryan KL7CN bryan at kl7cn.net
Wed Apr 19 01:31:52 UTC 2017


Yes, bravo Gabe! Well done!

-- bag

Bryan KL7CN/W6
bryan at kl7cn.net
CM98, usually

> On Apr 18, 2017, at 18:20, Mike Diehl <diehl.mike.a at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Gabe,
> 
> This is excellent news indeed! I can't think of a better way to follow up activating DM02 with you than to get a chance to score Iceland from SoCal, a rare opportunity indeed.
> 
> I too hope everyone considers us out west who basically never get a chance like this. Being a 5° max pass I will have to travel quite a ways to get an optimal chance and it would be a shame if someone flipped it. 
> 
> Thanks again Gabe for taking roving to this level and thanks in advance to the other ops for considering your friends out west trying to score rare DX. 
> 
> 73,
> 
> Mike Diehl
> AI6GS 
> 
>> On Apr 18, 2017, at 5:50 PM, Gabriel Zeifman <gabrielzeifman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello fellow bird folk,
>> 
>> Plans for my upcoming Europe trip are now finalized. I will be leaving
>> direct to Europe from the K6G expedition, first ops being on 4/30.
>> 
>> First stop is a long layover in Iceland. BIKF airport happens to be right
>> on the HP83/84 line, so I plan to operate from there. Scheduled times on
>> the ground are 4/30 1345Z - 5/1 0740Z, subtract a bit for customs and
>> security time, plus I'll probably be visiting the Oceanic Air Traffic
>> Control Center at some point. West Coasters and ops in the center of NA
>> take note, there is likely only ONE usable pass (sadly). This is the 1956Z
>> pass of AO-7, which has footprint over basically the entire continent. I
>> sure hope the QRO lids remain at bay and don't flip it to mode A, this is a
>> very rare opportunity. Plenty of passes possible for the East Coast and
>> Europe.
>> 
>> After that, I will be heading to Amsterdam for four nights, then Brussels
>> for one night. Not sure how much operating in each country but I hope to
>> work at least one pass to the US from each towards my CCXD.
>> 
>> The second week will be in the British Isles. May 6-8 on Jersey, 8-10 on
>> Guernsey, and 10-13 on Isle of Man. I will be staying on the west coast of
>> each island to maximize possibilities for low passes to North America.
>> 
>> To wrap it up, I will do a day roving in Northern Ireland and the Republic
>> of Ireland with George MI6GTY before heading back home.
>> 
>> This is a trip with my family, so I won't be on every pass. I will make my
>> best effort to be on good North America bound passes, and it should be easy
>> to cover Europe as well. AO-7 will be the primary NA bird, but some use of
>> FO-29 will be possible.
>> 
>> All countries are CEPT TR61/01 and I have gotten LoTW certificates for all
>> calls. All QSLing will be through LoTW, but if necessary I can get some
>> cards made up, which will be available via direct NJ7H as usual.
>> 
>> Callsigns:
>> 
>> Iceland TF/NJ7H
>> Netherlands PA/NJ7H
>> Belgium ON/NJ7H
>> England M/NJ7H (short layovers, not sure if will be used)
>> Jersey MJ/NJ7H
>> Guernsey MU/NJ7H
>> Isle of Man MD/NJ7H
>> Northern Ireland MI/NJ7H
>> Republic of Ireland EI/NJ7H
>> 
>> 73,
>> Gabe
>> NJ7H
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