[amsat-bb] ND9M/MM Op Sked: 27 March

Clary, James T, Civilian James.T.Clary.civ at MSC.NAVY.MIL
Sat Mar 26 17:53:33 PDT 2011

We're approaching the gap between the Yucatan Peninsula and the western
tip of Cuba which is where we'll be turning north and then later
northeast toward the Florida Keys. Our voyage plan will keep us solidly
in international waters, and there will be no issues at all with
territorial waters.


The op sked for tonight and tomorrow is below. Grid EL72 is notably
absent, but that only means that most, if not all, of the time we'll be
in that grid (around eight hours) will likely fall during my work
schedule. Some ops have taken my "probable" pass listings to mean
"guaranteed", so I'm going to leave that time frame unaddressed for now.
I will very likely be able to get on from EL72 for at least one pass and
possibly more, and I'll shoot out an update tomorrow when I've got a
better idea. I'll give as much advance notice as realistically - and
reasonably - possible.


Also, I don't have anything listed for tomorrow night's oh-dark-30
pass(es). If it looks like the ship will still be in EL83 throughout
tomorrow night (entirely possible at this point), I will have been on
from that grid for two or maybe three passes and will take the
opportunity to leave the alarm clock off for a change. But if it appears
that we'll cross into the fairly small corner of EL93 (about two to
three hours of transit), then I'll get on as needed so that the grid
doesn't slip by.

Finally, we're nearing our destination at Jacksonville. Here's the list
of the last several grid squares that I expect we'll go through before
we arrive at Jax on Wednesday. The last three are well represented on
the air by shore stations, so I may or may not be on the satellites.
I'll do my best to get the rest on at least one pass.


EL70 - EL71 - EL72 - EL73 - EL83 - EL93 - EL94

FL04 - FL05 - FL06 - FL07 - FL08

EL98 - EL99 - EM90


Planned Passes

VO52 - 27/0130Z - EL70

VO52 - 27/0308Z - EL70 (for the Left Coast if I don't fall asleep!)

AO51 - 27/0930Z - EL71

FO29 - 27/0953Z - EL71

FO29 - 27/2113Z - EL73

FO29 - 27/2259Z - EL73 or EL83

AO7 - 27/2347Z - EL83

VO52 - 28/0149Z - EL83




Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC



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