[amsat-bb] NPOTA Activation of DZ05 - 1742Z FO-29 Pass

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Sep 25 23:27:45 UTC 2016

Thanks, Patrick. Glad to get that one in your log. That was my 9th
NPOTA activation of the year. I hope to get several more done before
23:59 UTC on December 31, 2016. I've set a goal of 25, but not all
will be on satellite.

Since I generally walk to these sites, satellite activating can
actually be a bit more of a challenge than my HF activations. I hope
to do a few more before the end of the year.

DZ05 (National Capital Parks - a catch-all for random NPS land in the
National Capital Region) and DZ06 (the National Mall) are both just
short walks from my apartment, so I hope to at least get those on the
satellites again and possibly do an FM pass or two as well. The Arrow
may draw a bit too much attention to myself at some of the other
units. With HF, I'm just sitting on the ground with a small magnetic
loop, not pointing at things with a weird looking device!


Paul, N8HM

On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
<amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> Paul,
> Thanks for putting another Washington-area NPOTA site on the satellites
> this morning/afternoon! You were pretty close to that spot on the FO-29
> transponder, and easy to hear. I heard you work KO4MA just before I made
> my call. After you worked me, I counted 13 more QSOs before LOS
> for me - and probably you, too. Did you work others before I heard you
> work Drew? This was another NPOTA activation done on one satellite
> pass, and you weren't on an FM pass. Great job!
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 1:31 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
>> Good morning,
>> I am planning to walk to Benjamin Banneker Park just down the street from
>> me for the 1742Z pass of FO-29, which covers all of North America. Benjamin
>> Banneker Park is owned and administered by the National Park Service as
>> part of the National Capital Parks system, designated as DZ05 for the ARRL
>> NPOTA event.
>> Look for me around 435.865 MHz +/- Doppler.
>> 73,
>> Paul, N8HM
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