[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from DM24 (possibly DM23/DM24), Saturday afternoon/evening

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Sep 18 16:32:50 PDT 2009


Another Saturday without work at the office, another quick road
trip to an unusual Arizona grid.  I will head west toward grid 
DM24 for the afternoon AO-27 passes, the late afternoon SO-50 
pass around 0030 UTC, and the afternoon/evening AO-51 passes on
the normal 145.920/435.300 MHz transponder.  I think I may have 
located a spot that straddles the DM23/DM24 boundary in western 
Arizona, with a good view of the sky for satellite work.  If it 
looks good when I get out there tomorrow, I will park on that 
grid boundary.  The area I'm looking to work from in DM24 or on 
the DM23/DM24 boundary would probably be in La Paz County, a very 
sparsely-populated western Arizona county - for anyone looking 
to work counties via satellite.  

I worked from DM23/DM24 last year, from a different location on
the California side of the Colorado River.  In July 2008, I worked
from DM24/DM25 further north near Bullhead City AZ and Laughlin NV.
Both DM23 and DM24 are rarely heard via satellite, but DM24 appears
to be more rare than DM23 in recent years.  

If you work me an want a QSL card, please e-mail me directly with
the QSO details.  If you're in the log, a card will go out to you.



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