I will be active via FM satellite (AO-51, SO-50, AO-27 and SO-67) from the uncommon grid squares EN65, EN66, and EN76 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula during the Independence Day holiday weekend (Saturday, July 3rd PM - Monday, July 5th AM). EN76 is my primary destination with side trips for operations from EN65 and EN66. Look for me on from EN76 on Saturday afternoon & Sunday and Monday mornings. I expect to operate from EN65 and EN66 during the afternoon/evening passes on Saturday and Sunday respectively coinciding with the location of the local fireworks displays. I will attempt to work as many passes as possible, family commitments prevailing.
Operating conditions at my EN76 destination are unknown; satellite imagery shows heavy tree cover as is typical of most of northern Michigan, but since we will be located across the road from a lake, I should have good visibility to the south from the shore and/or dock. I expect to operate from the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior shorelines while in EN65 and EN66 respectively. My station consists of a Kenwood TH-D7A and Arrow antenna.
If you are looking for EN74 or EN75, it is possible that I could operate from either these grids on the journey north (Saturday AM) or on the return trip (Monday AM/PM). Drop me an email with your request and I'll try to accommodate.
As always, I will sign KD8CAO/P to indicate that I am portable and not @ my home QTH. For all contacts, no QSL or SASE is required, just send me an email request and I will send you a QSL card.