[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from DM34 yesterday

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Sep 13 13:35:45 PDT 2009


I made a quick drive up the I-17 freeway yesterday to the Sunset
Point rest area, about 50 miles/80km north of Phoenix in grid 
DM34we.  I had intended on trying my hand in the ARRL VHF contest 
that was in progress, using the all-mode gear I typically use on 
VO-52.  No luck there, but I did work two passes from the rest 
area (one each, on AO-27 and SO-50) before a thunderstorm prevented 
me from trying one more SO-50 pass around sunset.  I only logged 17 
QSOs between those two passes.  This spot is close enough to the 
Phoenix area where I can return to it for future satellite activity 
on short notice.  

I think most of you who worked me up there yesterday already have
grid DM34 confirmed from my past trips, where I've worked from 
several different locations in this grid including a couple of grid 
boundaries (DM34/DM35 and DM34/DM44) in the last couple of years.
If you would like to receive a QSL card confirming a QSO from 
yesterday, please e-mail me directly.  If you're in the log, I'll 
send out a card.



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