[amsat-bb] Little Cayman EK99/FK09 SO-50 and FO-29 paases
aa5uk at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 4 18:44:20 UTC 2017
Happy July 4th! I hope everybody is enjoying a wonderful day enjoying festivities, friedships and fireworks.
Someone is going to owe me a couple of big steaks and a few cases of decent beer after this adventure!! I have had multiple requests to make it to FK09 and I managed to secure a ride to the EK99/FK09 line here on Little Cayman for the next two nights. I am returning to Grand Cayman on Thursday the 6th at noon time.
Assuming no issues with the equipment, (it is very hot and very humid here) and assuming the mosquitoes stay away after some heavy DEET action, I plan to get on the following passes this evening and tomorrow evening:
SO-50: 0123Z to 0135Z July 5thFO-29: 0203Z to 0222Z July 5th
I know Sean KX9X/9 will in on SO-50 at the same time. I will defer the early part of the pass to him.
SO-50: 0148Z to 0201Z July 6thFO-29: 0253Z to 0313Z July 6th
I anticipate SO-50 will be tough. Please, please make sure you can work full duplex if possible. The last time I operated from FK09 many years ago it was mayhem on SO-50 and few stations managed to get through. I had a great couple of passes on FO-29 from Grand Cayman a few days ago and I really appreciated the very orderly contacts during that pass. I hope we can do the same again this time.
Please note I will be signing as ZF2AE/ZF8 from Little Cayman. When uploading to LOTW please use this call. Thank you!
73, Adrian AA5UK - ZF2AE - ZF2AE/ZF8
Twitter: @ZF2AE @AA5UK
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