[amsat-bb] WD9EWK @ DM52/62 line in New Mexico, Saturday (26 March) afternoon

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Mar 25 04:15:13 UTC 2016


After Saturday morning's hamfest in Tucson AZ, I plan on making a long
drive east to a point along I-10 on the DM52xf/DM62af grid boundary, west
of Deming in New Mexico. I hope to work a few passes from there in the mid-
to late-afternoon, and possibly into the evening. If I am not at the grid
boundary in time for FO-29 and/or AO-7 passes, I may stop to work
those passes wherever I might be - probably somewhere in grid DM52, in
either Arizona or New Mexico. I definitely plan on being at this grid
boundary in time for SO-50 passes starting just after 2200 UTC Saturday
afternoon. Weather permitting, and law enforcement permitting (this area
is near the USA/Mexico border), I might try to stick around into the early
evening before making the 300-mile/500km drive home from that area.

While on the road, my location should be visible via APRS. There is good
APRS coverage in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. I will
use WD9EWK-9 as my call sign for APRS, which should show up online at
(among other sites):


I will use my @WD9EWK Twitter feed to post updates during the afternoon and
early evening while I am out in New Mexico. For those who don't use Twitter
and want to see my updates, please feel free to use the following link in
a web browser:


Once I'm back home, I will upload my log to Logbook of the World, and will
ensure QSOs from the grid boundary carry both grids. If you would like a
QSL card for a QSO with WD9EWK, please e-mail me directly with the QSO
details. If you're in the log, I will be happy to mail you a card, and you
won't have to first send me a QSL card or SASE.


Twitter: @WD9EWK

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