We'll be pulling into our destination port area in DM13 on Wednesday
morning. Our stay will be about 12 days before we take off for the
Panama Canal and up to Charleston, SC.
I probably won't be much, if at all, tomorrow night once we cross into
DM03, a green stamp grid square. But I'll be keeping a close watch on
the GPS on the chance that we dip just far enough south to cross into
the rare DM02 grid square. (Our planned route takes us to within a very
few miles of the line.)
That grid is highly sought after by 6M buffs that chase the Fred Fish
Award for working all 488 grids in the Lower 48 states. I don't have 6M
with me during this trip, but there's plenty of interest from those who
are looking for that grid in case a satellite equivalent of the award
Here's my planned list of passes and the expected grids for Tuesday, 1
SO67 - 01/1553Z - CM83
AO27 - 01/2010Z - CM93
AO7 - 02/0122Z - if in Mode B - CM93 or DM03
FO29 - 02/0145Z - CM93 or DM03
These passes occur during my work hours. I'll be on if possible.
VO52 - 01/1645Z - CM83
SO67 - 01/1726Z - CM83 or CM93
VO52 - 01/1822Z - CM83 or CM93
AO27 - 01/2148Z - CM93
AO51 - 01/2254Z - CM93
AO7 - 01/2333Z - if in Mode B - CM93
FO29 - 01/2359Z - CM93
AO51 - 02/0032Z - CM93
I was on SO67 yesterday morning during the 28/1612Z pass, but there was
no sign of the bird during last night's pass at 01/0420Z although the
satellite's op sked that I received showed that it should have been QRV.
I'll try SO67 Tuesday morning again though.
Jim, ND9M / VQ9JC