[amsat-bb] Grid activation: EM86 Friday 7/29 - two passes

Kevin M n4ufo at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 28 23:17:03 UTC 2016

Barring bad weather and the unforeseen, the XYL and I plan to drive up to Johnson City TN tomorrow, Friday 29 July 2016. I hope to be there in time to set up for the western ascending pass of the FO-29 satellite at 1822z. Then after sampling the local Tennessee barbecue, I intend to get the gear out again to operate on a near overhead descending pass of SO-50 at 2130z.

I will only be operating with 5 watts, so I'd like to ask people to not pound the satellite with high power or call me needlessly. If I can get into the bird, I will be calling CQ or working someone. Look for me in the lower half of the FO-29 passband around 838-840. I have a small list of calls I will be specifically listening for... if you would like to get on 'my list', send me an e-mail before morning to n4ufo at yahoo.com or send me a direct message on twitter to @UFOrover where I will also post any updates when/if I am near a Wi-Fi spot. I also hope to upload my logs to LotW from the field.

73 and hope to work you from the other side of the Appalacians, Kevin N4UFO

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