I'll be satellite-roving on Sunday 8/19 and Monday 8/20 to DM15/16/25/26, likely also DM14. I'm planning to be active on FM, SSB, and APRS birds.
I'll provide frequent updates on Twitter when I have mobile data/SMS coverage, under the handle @AI6DO with tags @AMSAT and #AMSAT. When I can, I'll tweet some advance notice before each pass or back-to-back set of passes. LoTW uploads to follow later in the week. LoTW confirmations would be greatly appreciated!
I'm still somewhat green on the linears, and manually tuning, so please be patient. Please give your call at least two or three times to give me time to tune you in.
My operating plan follows, all times in UTC, with the number of leading asterisks indicating the degree of confidence that I will make that pass; three being the highest confidence. Looking to qualify for an AMSAT Rover Award on this trip. Hope to hear you on the birds!
Sunday 8/19 UTC
DM15 Baker, California **1718-1727Z CAS4B 11 deg***1730-1740Z AO92 52 deg (whether L/V or U/V)
DM16/26 line, Pahrump, Nevada **1917-1929Z NO84 63 deg
DM15/16/25/26 corner, California Thanks to W8LID for the tip *2003-2017Z CAS4A 54 deg (if I'm ahead of schedule)***2023-2035Z AO91 45 deg *2030-2045Z AO85 67 deg (if no action on AO91 or too late for AO-91)***2036-2050Z CAS4B 40 deg
DM25/26 line, Las Vegas, Nevada *2144-2159Z CAS4A 30 deg (if I'm ahead of schedule) **2208-2220Z AO7 84 deg **2220-2230Z CAS4B 30 deg (if no action on AO-7)
Monday 8/20 UTC
DM26 and/or DM25, Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada **TBD evening passes: FM, SSB, APRS
DM26 Las Vegas, Nevada *TBD morning passes: FM, SSB
DM25 Boulder City, Nevada **TBD mid-morning passes: FM only Probably no more than two passes: *1710-1720Z AO92 30 deg
*1911-1918Z AO91 17 deg *1916-1929Z AO85 41 deg
DM25 Primm, Nevada or California **TBD late afternoon passes: SSB only **2348-0002Z CAS4B 69 deg
Tuesday 8/21 UTC
DM15 Baker, California **TBD evening passes: SSB, APRS *0042-0058Z FO29 20 deg **0058-0109Z CAS4A 44 deg **0111-0123Z NO84 21 deg
DM14 Barstow, California **TBD evening passes: FM, SSB, APRS Probably no more than two passes: *0225-0246Z FO29 74 deg *0307-0318Z XW2A 70 deg *0317-0328Z FS3 32 deg *0330-0345Z SO50 67 deg
73, Ryan AI6DO