[amsat-bb] WD9EWK road trip to southern California (15-17 September 2017)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Sep 14 02:40:09 UTC 2017


I will be driving to Los Angeles on Friday morning, and planning to attend
the 2017 ARRL Southwest Division Convention ("HAMCON") over the weekend. On
my way out on Friday, I am planning a stop on the DM23/DM24 grid boundary
north of Quartzsite AZ and I-10. This will probably be a quick stop,
no more than a couple of passes, depending on when I leave Phoenix and how
the drive goes up to that point. I am also planning to pass through this
sometime on Sunday afternoon or early evening, when I might have more time
to work more passes on my way home.

During the weekend, I will be in Torrance, south of LAX airport. I won't
have a booth at the convention, but I will be wandering around and also -
if all goes well - getting on some passes from the top of the parking
garage outside the hotel. I may even do some demonstrations, repeating what
I did during the 2015 convention at the same location. I don't have a set
schedule for the weekend, as this is closer to a quick vacation away from
home and work. Even if I'm not going to do a demonstration, I want to try
working some passes while I'm there, including some packet via NO-84 and
the ISS.

I will post updates on my @WD9EWK Twitter account, which is also visible in
a web browser at http://twitter.com/WD9EWK - even if you don't use Twitter.
While on the road, I'll have my TH-D72A squawking to the APRS network in
Arizona and southern California as WD9EWK-9. This should also show up on the
web, on http://aprs.fi/WD9EWK-9 among other sites. Where possible, I may
post updates here on the -BB.


Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK

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