[amsat-bb] Short notice: FO-29 EK99 1447Z + other trip information

Adrian Engele aa5uk at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 2 13:27:57 UTC 2017

I will try to get on the 1447Z FO-29 Fixed 145.940 +/- QRM pass today assuming the equipment holds up. Heat and Humidity have been tough on the gear.
I tried to get on an FO29 pass the other evening but local storms caused S9 QRN!  Also many passes are on during social events and I have not been able to get on the air at a convenient time.
July 3 - 6th: I will be on Little Cayman starting July 3rd in the evening. I hope to squeeze a pass or two from FK09 during my stay, most likely the 4th or 5th, in the afternoon or evening as I am will be diving in the morning. I will check the passes later today to see what works best. Since the 13 colonies are active on FM satellites. I will most likely stick with linear satellites. 
The mosquitoes have been relentless this year. Even a heavy dose of DEET has had mixed results and they carry West Nile. If the mosquito situation is too intense, I may skip evening passes from Little Cayman.
July 7 - 8: I will be on the West End of Grand Cayman. Morning Diving and afternoon swim. I may try a few evening passes, depending on mosquitoes and weather. 
Please note Cayman has been visited by several satellite operators over the past few years and is not in big demand as in the past.  There is also a local operator who is periodically active.
All operations are very casual, holiday style time permitting.
See you down the log.
73, Adrian AA5UK - ZF2AE
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