[amsat-bb] Interesting quad grid point in Northern Maine, + FN87
k.alexander at rogers.com
Mon May 1 17:22:57 UTC 2017
That looks like a place where you might want to double up on the bug
On 2017-05-01 1:11 PM, Mike Diehl wrote:
> I've found confluence.org to be a valuable resource for working from 4 corners. Here's a link to the FN55,56,65,66 corner http://confluence.org/confluence.php?id=14
> Mike Diehl
>> On May 1, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Brent Taylor <vy2hf.radio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As I plan my semi-annual trek from Atlantic Canada to Deerfield, NH for
>> NEAR-Fest, I have been corresponding with a few hams who badly need FN55,
>> FN56, FN65, and FN66. I used to live in FN66 when I operated as VE1JH in NB
>> and remember it being quite popular back in the AO-27/UO-14 days.
>> Just for kicks, I took a look to see where those four grids intersect and,
>> lo, they all come together just steps from the side of a "Fire Road" that
>> branches off from Route 2A not too far south of Houlton, ME.
>> While the pass times don't work well for a Quad-Point expedition on my trip
>> later this week, I'm wondering if this 4-point has ever been activated in
>> the past. The terrain looks fairly clear, and not too hard to get to (if
>> you're already that part of Maine, of course).
>> If there is a bad need for that, and if I find I'm able to travel back that
>> way over the summer or fall this year, I may do a dedicated activation. I
>> think it would be fun. I may need bug repellent, though.
>> As well, I am still planning to activate FN87 in the very near future. This
>> grid is almost entirely over water, and only a thin sliver touches the
>> shore of Prince Edward Island. As small as the Island is, FN87 is still
>> close to a 2-hour drive from my place. I'm close to having multi-mode
>> receive through an SDRPlay-Android Tablet combination, and when I get that
>> working well I'll schedule the trip.
>> If anyone has a RX-only FT-817 that they would part with for fair $$$,
>> maybe I can arrange these travels a little sooner, hi hi.
>> Brent Taylor
>> VY2HF, W1PJ
>> Brent Taylor, VY2HF / W1PJ
>> Stratford, PEI, Canada
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