[amsat-bb] EL84 Dry Tortugas May 4-6th, 2015

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 21:48:47 UTC 2015

I can confirm Mike will be on satellites during his trip. Several of us are
working with him. Expect to hear him on the air prior to his island trip.

On Mar 1, 2015 2:59 PM, "John Papay" <john at papays.com> wrote:

> The March 2, 2015 edition of the OPDX Bulletin edited by
> Tedd Mirgilotta KB8NW states the following:
> "NA-079.  Mike, WA0SPG, who will be on his first DXpedition, will be
>            active as WA0SPG/4 from the Dry Tortugas between May 4-6th.
>            Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. Equipment
>            will be a KX3 and a FT-817 into a buddipole vertical dipole
>            near saltwater, Alpha vertical and Loop antenna. Mike will
>            also be on the satellite using 2x FT-817's for SO-50 and FO-29
>            (CW/SSB) with both arrow and elk antennas. All power will be
>            by Goal Zero batteries being charged by Solar PV panels. QSL
>            via his home callsign."
> The OPDX Bulletin can be read every Sunday on http://wwww.papays.com/opdx.
> html
> EL84 is one of the grids that is needed for the 488 Continental USA
> Gridmasters
> Award offered by the Star Comm Group (http://starcommgroup.org/index.html)
> hosted by Rick WA4NVM and Damon WA4HFN.
> The last operation from the Dry Tortugas was by K4T back in 2010.  You
> can read about it at http://www.papays.com/sat/k4t.html
> This one is a little more rare than DM03, but only if you don't have it
> confirmed!
> 73,
> John K8YSE
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