[amsat-bb] Re: VUCC, grids, and a new QTH

(kp4tr)Ramon Gonzalez kp4tr.ramon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 10:46:54 PDT 2011

I have around 74 countries worked from FK78 (puerto rico) via AO-13 and other modes but that stopped in 1998 when i moved to florida. I recently installed a remote control station in Ponce PR which is in FK68. I will be able to work 6 meters and some LEO. Ponce is around 50 miles southwest of my old QTH. Am i zero for VUCC as well?

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On Apr 25, 2011, at 1:20 PM, "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:

> Zack,
>> Your response does confirm what I thought the answer was.  I guess the only
>> thing I am wondering now is, if I move to SC, would it be acceptable to say
>> I have 500 grids confirmed, or should I say 0?
> You could say you have 500 grids from EN80, and (insert number) from
> (insert other location).  You'll be able to say you have satellite VUCC,
> along with any other awards, regardless of where you were and where
> you are now,
>> VUCC is one aspect of it,
>> but how about the day to day grid collecting.  Since it would not be counted
>> towards an award, I do not see an issue with that, as long as you keep track
>> of what grids were working in OH and which ones were worked in SC.
> QSOs made outside that 200km limit would not count for your EN80-based
> satellite VUCC, but could count for a new VUCC somewhere else.  You would
> just have to keep track of which grids you worked from each location.
> Other awards have other limitations.  K5OE mentioned some other awards in
> his recent post.
>> I also know it is 200km - I was confusing it with 124mi.  ;-)
> I thought that was the case, but wanted to ensure we were referring to the
> proper limit for a satellite VUCC.
>> BTW, I am not considering moving to SC (no offense to SC residents).  If I
>> had to move somewhere other than OH it would be CO.
> If you travel a lot to some other location, you could attempt to get awards
> like a satellite VUCC away from home.  I am gradually doing that for northern
> Baja California as XE2/WD9EWK and Vancouver as VA7EWK.  I know it will
> take more trips to both places (and, for Mexico, more contributions to the
> Mexican federal treasury every time I get a new XE permit) to get 100 grids
> confirmed.  For a Phoenix-based satellite VUCC (whenever that application
> is ever processed), I know I can operate from portions of 6 grids including the
> city park on the DM33xp/DM43ap grid boundary I typically operate from and
> remain within the 200km limit.  Other road trips are for the enjoyment of
> working stations and confirming QSOs with those stations, even though I
> can't count the QSOs toward a Phoenix-based satellite VUCC.  Then again,
> if I accumulated confirmations for 100 grids from places like DM31, I could
> apply for another satellite VUCC for that location.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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