[amsat-bb] XE3DX Grid Expedition April 17-30th

John Papay john at papays.com
Thu Apr 14 11:44:27 PDT 2011

David XE3DX recently posted that he will be operating from
EK08, EK09, EK18 and EK19 from April 17th to the 30th.
These are grids that you don't hear very often so if you
are chasing grids, be on the lookout and please give David some

This morning's AO-51 pass at 1050z was a little exciting.
XE1SOV showed up from EK18, one of the grids that David will
operate from and a new one for me.  David was also on the
pass and worked a few stations.

After the pass, David emailed me with a request that we should
use phonetics when working him and other XE's.  He asked me
to confirm some of the callsigns he heard/worked where phonetics
were not used.  This is not an issue for debate and please do
not respond one way or the other.  I am simply passing on his
request.  Act on it as you see fit.

David uses LOTW, so if you make a contact you'll be able to get
confirmation without sending for a card.  If he doesn't get your
call right, there will be no match in LOTW.  As an aside, the US
postal rate to Mexico (and Canada) goes to $.80 for 1 oz. effective
April 17th.  All other countries remain at $.98 for 1 oz.

John K8YSE

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