[amsat-bb] W5PFG/P Northern Maine Grid Expedition - TONIGHT

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Jan 12 02:51:49 UTC 2015


Thanks for an excellent operation in Northern Maine. FN53, FN54, FN55,
FN56, FN57, FN65, FN66, and FN67 are all uncommon grids and I was happy to
work you in all of them for three new grids as well as three more
pending LoTW confirmations for grids that I had confirmed by card, but not
checked by a checker.

You are an excellent portable op who utilized all available satellite
resources for his operations, including AO-73 which seems to be neglected
at times for some reason despite being an excellent satellite to work while

Thanks for giving out such rare grids in well below freezing temps and wind

Posting grid expeditions on AMSAT-BB and updating progress on Twitter
really is the best way to go to ensure that all satellite operators have
the chance to work new grids. I set the Twitter app on my iPhone to alert
me whenever you updated on Twitter, so I knew exactly when to be on
directly from the source without anyone else having to serve as a conduit
for the information.


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 8:37 AM, Clayton Coleman <kayakfishtx at gmail.com>

> I will depart for a grid expedition to northern Maine starting around
> 23:00 UTC, January 9, 2015.  I'll try to work passes toward Europe on
> FO-29 and AO-7 mode B.
> Planned grids will be: FN53-54, FN57, FN65-67.  I'll try to operate as
> many satellite passes and gridlines as possible in the same fashion as
> AC0RA's March 2014 trip.  I need to conclude the trip and end up in
> FN42 by Sunday, January 11 evening.
> Twitter via @w5pfg will be my primary form of communications.  I'll
> follow-up afterwards with some pictures on my blog at www.w5pfg.us.
> If you have interest in specific grids from the above list, please
> email me directly.
> 73
> Clayton
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