[amsat-bb] updated WD9EWK travel plans (31 March-2 April 2017)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Mar 31 02:29:18 UTC 2017


I have updated my plan for the next 3 days, driving up to Las
Vegas for the NVCON convention and other non-convention radio
operating in southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. The
plan is...

Friday, 31 March - from 1600 or 1730 UTC until 1930 UTC,
      working from DM25xg/DM35ag grid boundary, north of
      I-40 in Kingman AZ.

Friday night (1 April, UTC time) - from around 0230-0330
      UTC until at least 0530 UTC, working from DM26xt/DM36at
      grid boundary, east of I-15 freeway in NW Arizona and
      east of Mesquite NV.

Saturday and Sunday, 1-2 April - during the daytime,
      demonstrations from the NVCON convention in Las
      Vegas NV in grid DM26.

Sunday, 2 April - from sometime around 2000-2200 UTC
      into the evening, working from the DM24wx/DM25wa
      grid boundary, along the I-40 freeway frontage road,
      about 15 miles/25km south of Kingman AZ.

There may be a chance on Saturday evening (2 April, on the
UTC clock) or Sunday (2 April) morning from the DM25/DM26
grid boundary, south of the NVCON convention in the Las
Vegas area. I will try to post those plans here on the -BB,
and will definitely post that to my @WD9EWK Twitter feed:


Although I try to update my log in Logbook of the World
quickly, please be patient. Some of the spots I will visit
may not have good coverage for my mobile phone, and I will
be looking to drive a lot in the next 72 hours or so.

I will hit the road Friday morning, and my TH-D72A will
squawk WD9EWK-9 on the APRS network:


APRS coverage for most of my drive to Las Vegas should be
decent. I'm not sure how well it will cover me tomorrow
night near the DM26/DM36 grid boundary, so looking at my
Twitter feed may be the best way to know when I reach these


Twitter: @WD9EWK

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