I previously mentioned my plans to visit the DM52/DM53 grid boundary
in Graham County AZ on Friday, 3 May 2019:
I still plan on working the AO-91 and AO-92 passes around the middle
of the day out there. After those passes and a lunch break down the
road in Safford, I plan on returning to the DM52/DM53 line to work
some SSB passes. I may even try a FalconSat-3 pass out there, too. I'm
not sure if I will be able to work the 2118 UTC AO-7 pass from there,
and not sure if AO-7 would be in mode B at that time. I do plan on
trying the 2250 UTC FO-29 pass from DM52/DM53, and some of the XW-2
passes after that. I still need to make it to DM41 for the evening,
so I definitely won't stay out at DM52/DM53 after dark.
My travels should be visible as WD9EWK-9 on APRS:
and updates during the day will be posted on my @WD9EWK Twitter feed,
which is also visible at:
For Saturday in the late afternoon, I may make a quick stop on the
DM51/DM52 grid boundary in Cochise County AZ. I was just at this spot
in late March, but some have asked if I could make a return trip and
put that grid boundary on the air. There aren't any late afternoon FM
satellite passes at that location, meaning it would only be on the SSB
transponders, and maybe FalconSat-3 for those who work packet. Please
check my @WD9EWK Twitter feed on Saturday for updates, to see if I am
heading out there, as well as my APRS track.
QSOs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World, and QSL cards will be
available on request (please e-mail me directly with QSO details - no
need to first send me a card or SASE). Thanks, and 73!
Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
May 11 EL18/28 (TX)
FM only, AO-91 & AO-92 between 16:30-18:40 UTC.
May 18 DN91 (NE)
May 19-23 DN83 (SD)
May 23-24 DN74 (WY)
May 24-26 DN71 (WY)
May 26-27 DM77 (CO)
May 27-28 DM95/DM85 (TX)
FM/SSB satellites, holiday-style. Open to schedules with EU.
Here are the endorsements and new VUCC Satellite Awards issued by the ARRL for the period April 1, 2019 through May 1, 2019. Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!
Lots of activity at the high end and low end of the list this month. Great!
CALL APRIL MAY
KO4MA 1656 1673
WA4NVM 1522 1536
N8HM 1068 1102
N8RO 1065 1068
K6FW 743 794
WD9EWK 537 550
K7TAB 430 531
N3GS 409 454
NS3L 400 426
AE5B 368 384
KE8FZT 301 325
AB5SS 102 306
G0ABI 252 304
K5IX 250 300
K9UO 265 300
NR0T 200 274
KE8AKW New 258
AD0HJ 200 225
AJ4A New 225
AD0DX 167 219
K2MTS 100 201
AB1OC 150 177
KJ4EU 101 151
WD9EWK (DM41) 107 127
LW2DAF 120 125
W0NBC New 106
KL2DN New 100
N7EGY New 100
VE3CWU New 100
WD9EWK (DM42) New 100
If you find errors or omissions. please contact me off-list at <mycall>@<mycall>.com and I'll revise the announcement. This list was developed by comparing the ARRL .pdf listings for The two months. It's a visual comparison so omissions are possible. Apologies if your call was not mentioned.
Thanks to all those who are roving to grids that are rarely on the birds. They are doing most of the work!
With the number of Linear Transponder Satellites that are operational or in the pipeline,
I thought a simple program to convert uplink to downlink frequencies was worth writing.
I’ve written one for Windows.
You can find it here:
I’ve put the exe file and the same file in zip format.
I have put all the current birds plus the ones that have launches pending.
Just select the satellite of interest from the “Satellite” drop down menu,
put your frequency into the text box and hit the Up or Dn calculate button.
Let me know if you think this is useful.
Terry Osborne ZL2BAC