[amsat-bb] Make Up Grid Expedition FN27 + FN28
k.alexander at rogers.com
Mon Jan 23 19:16:40 UTC 2017
Technical difficulties prevented me from reaching FN27 in my recent grid
expedition. It's time to correct that situation. February 20th is a
statutory holiday in Canada, so I'm going to tack on a few vacation days
and return to FN27.
As it turns out, there's a small sawmill town further up the road and
just south of the FN28 boundary! The plan as of today's will be to haul
a$$ from home to Mont-Laurier QC (FN26gn) on Friday Feb 17th, then head
into FN27 and FN28 on Saturday. Spend the night in Parent QC, (FN27qw)
and operate a little more from both grids on Sunday morning. Sunday
night in will be spent in Ottawa, ON and return to base on Monday.
My objective is to make up for missing FN27 and to activate FN28 because
it's possible. Operation from other grids will only take place in the
evenings, when I arrive at my hotel. It's not very ambitious as far as
activating new grids is concerned (although they are high quality
grids!), but there's a lot of driving involved to get there and back;
nearly 2,000 km (approx 1,200 mi) of driving in only 3 days.
That said, if anyone has the time and thinks they could put up with me,
I would be very happy to have a co-pilot to share the driving and modest
expenses with. The Quebec countryside is very beautiful and the people
are warm and friendly.
Please contact me privately if you're up for a mini-adventure in
February. More details as we get closer to the date.
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