[amsat-bb] Interesting quad grid point in Northern Maine, + FN87
diehl.mike.a at gmail.com
Mon May 1 17:11:09 UTC 2017
I've found confluence.org to be a valuable resource for working from 4 corners. Here's a link to the FN55,56,65,66 corner http://confluence.org/confluence.php?id=14
> On May 1, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Brent Taylor <vy2hf.radio at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I plan my semi-annual trek from Atlantic Canada to Deerfield, NH for
> NEAR-Fest, I have been corresponding with a few hams who badly need FN55,
> FN56, FN65, and FN66. I used to live in FN66 when I operated as VE1JH in NB
> and remember it being quite popular back in the AO-27/UO-14 days.
> Just for kicks, I took a look to see where those four grids intersect and,
> lo, they all come together just steps from the side of a "Fire Road" that
> branches off from Route 2A not too far south of Houlton, ME.
> While the pass times don't work well for a Quad-Point expedition on my trip
> later this week, I'm wondering if this 4-point has ever been activated in
> the past. The terrain looks fairly clear, and not too hard to get to (if
> you're already that part of Maine, of course).
> If there is a bad need for that, and if I find I'm able to travel back that
> way over the summer or fall this year, I may do a dedicated activation. I
> think it would be fun. I may need bug repellent, though.
> As well, I am still planning to activate FN87 in the very near future. This
> grid is almost entirely over water, and only a thin sliver touches the
> shore of Prince Edward Island. As small as the Island is, FN87 is still
> close to a 2-hour drive from my place. I'm close to having multi-mode
> receive through an SDRPlay-Android Tablet combination, and when I get that
> working well I'll schedule the trip.
> If anyone has a RX-only FT-817 that they would part with for fair $$$,
> maybe I can arrange these travels a little sooner, hi hi.
> Brent Taylor
> VY2HF, W1PJ
> Brent Taylor, VY2HF / W1PJ
> Stratford, PEI, Canada
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