[amsat-bb] Maritime Mobile in the Arabian Sea / Indian Ocean

vq9jc@gimail.af.mil vq9jc at gimail.af.mil
Wed Dec 10 22:24:06 PST 2008

Greetings all,

I'm enroute on a merchant marine ship from the Persian Gulf to Diego Garcia (in grid MI62) and am QRV on AO-51 and 
SO-50 with a Kenwood TH-6FA and Arrow-2. I haven't heard any activity on these birds during the evening passes but 
given the region I'm in and the gear I'm using, that may not be all too surprising.

Available SO-50 passes tend to occur during my work hours, so I can only try to be on for those.

I should be in grid MK14 at the next available AO-51 pass at 11/1350Z. We're due to arrive at Diego Garcia around 

While I'm at Diego Garcia (scheduled to be there until April 2009), my ship will do various short term (1 to 3 
days) events but should remain in grid MI62 or neighboring grids for most of the time I'm there.

73 for now,

Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC

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