[amsat-bb] WD9EWK from DM03, Saturday (14 February) afternoon

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Feb 11 03:13:51 UTC 2015


After a speaking engagement on Saturday (14 February)
morning, I'm planning to work some passes from grid
DM03 in or near Los Angeles before driving home.  I had
asked on Twitter if anyone needed any grids generally
near the I-10 freeway between Phoenix and Los Angeles,
and had one request for DM03.  There is a fair amount of
activity on SO-50 from DM03, but not so much on the SSB
birds lately.

Depending on how the morning goes, I'm tentatively looking
to be on the air starting with the 2122 UTC AO-7 pass - if
AO-7 continues on its present pattern. After that pass, I see
passes on AO-7, FO-29, and SO-50 I can try through 0030
UTC, when I would plan to start my 6+ hour drive back to
Phoenix. I may also try to make packet QSOs through the
ISS digipeater on the 2237 UTC and *possibly* the 0015
UTC pass.

For the ISS, please use APRS messaging if you are trying
to work me. If you don't have a program capable of sending
APRS messages (like a basic terminal program), it's not
hard. Type in my APRS call WD9EWK-9, then a space
followed by a colon, and then a brief one-line message. If
the ISS digipeater hears your transmission, it will
retransmit it and I should see it on my TH-D72A.

I will post updates during Saturday on my @WD9EWK Twitter
feed. If you don't use Twitter, you can see my Twitter feed at
http://twitter.com/WD9EWK using a web browser. I will also
have my TH-D72A squawking my location via APRS as
WD9EWK-9, and my APRS traffic should be visible at
http://aprs.fi/WD9EWK-9 among other places online.

QSOs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World after the trip,
including the grid locator of wherever I happen to work from.  If
you would like a QSL card for QSOs on Saturday, please e-mail
me with the QSO details. If you're in my log, I will be happy to
send you a QSL card.



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