[amsat-bb] Post-hamfest road trip on Saturday (10 June)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Jun 4 22:04:14 UTC 2017


After the Prescott Hamfest wraps up on Saturday (10 June), I
don't plan on making a quick return home. The hamfest wraps up
around 3pm (2200 UTC), which leaves a fair bit of time in the
late afternoon and evening for operating from somewhere else
in northern Arizona.

I see at least 3 reasonable options for stops I could make on
my way home after the hamfest...

1. DM34/DM44 grid boundary, east of Prescott near the I-17
freeway. I worked from this spot in late April, and Chris K7TAB
has also been on from here recently.

2. DM34/DM35 grid boundary, south of I-40 and the town of Ash
Fork along US-89. I worked from this spot after last year's Prescott

3. DM35/DM45 grid boundary, either north or south of I-40 near
Parks (about 25 miles west of Flagstaff). I operated east of this
spot during last year's Field Day, but it has been several years
since I parked on this grid boundary to work some passes.

If I don't bother with stopping at any of these locations, there
is one place that might be possible - depending on when I leave
the hamfest...

4. Either DM36 or DM46, from Grand Canyon National Park. I still
have an annual pass to enter national parks, which I bought last
year while doing NPOTA, and it is still valid through the end
of this month. The village on the south rim of the canyon is just
over 2 hours from Prescott, a longer drive than any of the other
3 locations I mentioned.

Depending on interest and available passes, I might be able to
work from two of these 3 locations. Since I have been to all of
these spots several times in the past, I'm happy to visit one or
two of them next Saturday for those looking to mark some grids
off their maps.

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