On my way to the Yuma Hamfest on Thursday, 13 February, I will visit grid DM31 in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. Depending on traffic leaving Phoenix and the weather, I hope to be down there between 1430 and 1600 UTC. I plan on working passes until it gets dark down there, which should be around 0100 UTC, as I still need to be in Yuma that evening in advance of the hamfest. I will work satellites in FM, SSB, and packet, depending on availability. I will probably operate from the national monument's visitor center, which is in grid DM31ow.
I will run APRS in my car using WD9EWK-9 for the drive, but APRS coverage doesn't normally extend into the national monument and around the USA/Mexico border in that area. You can follow my drive at:
I hope to be able to tweet updates from DM31, which would appear on my @WD9EWK Twitter account. For those who do not use Twitter, you can see my tweets in a web browser at:
QSOs from DM31 will be uploaded to Logbook of the World. QSL cards are available on request - please e-mail me with the QSO details. No need to first send me a QSL card and/or SASE. If you are in my log, I will be happy to send a QSL card.
Thanks, and 73!