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My mobile satellite operation



Howdy all,
	As many of you remember, between Wednesday 10 October and Monday 15 October,
while providing comm support for a bike ride, I was able to operate a bunch of
satellite passes while I was mobile at various locations along the Owens Valley
in eastern California.  I have finally had the time to compile the logs (that
means I translated my scribbled paper logs into a computer file), and ran some
stats on the data.  I hope I have gotten this all right.  If anyone catches any
transcription errors, please let me know.  I still have the paper logs and can
verify any typos I have made.  I should have photos of the mobile station on my
web site some time tonight.
	First some stats.  I worked 21 separate passes on all four operational LEO
analog satellites - 9 on UO-14, and 4 each on FO-20, AO-27 and FO-29.  I talked
to at least one station on each of those passes except 2 passes on FO-20 wherein
no one answered a CQ and there were no stations heard.  I made a total of 93
QSOs with 47 different stations - 59 on UO-14, 4 on FO-20, 21 on AO-27, and 9 on
FO-29.  Although I am an outspoken proponant of FO-20 and FO-29, it was no
surprize that most of the activity was on the FM satellites.
	The chart below (which is best read in a monospaced font) shows count of QSOs
in each grid square I operated from:

Grid square   UO-14  FO-20  AO-27  FO-29  total
DM05             5                           5   Only one pass
DM06                           7             7   Only one pass *
DM07             5      2      3      2     12   *
DM14             4                           4   Only one pass
DM15            14      2     11      1     28
DM16             6                           6   Only one pass *
DM06/DM16        8      0             4     12
DM07/DM17       17                    2     19

* These grids also worked from a border location with another grid.

	OK, now for the log.  All dates and times are GMT however the day of week and
text description of time of day at the beginning of each pass are local
California time.  For each pass, I have listed the satellite, and description of
location along with Latitude, Longitude, Grid square and county.  All latitudes
are north and all longitudes are west.  Locations were derived from GPS, and
verified using DeLorme's Street Atlas 5.0 and / or DeLorme's Atlas & Gazetteer
(yes, I caught a transcription error that way).  If you feel there is an error,
please let me know and I'll verify with my hand written notes.
	I will QSL all requests, but I would ask for an SASE (my wife gets on my back
for QSL expense).  Remember that I put forth the time and expense to activate
these grids, at least you can pay the postage for the QSL card that you want to
receive...  QSL requests should be sent directly to me.  I am correctly listed
in all the callbook listings and databases, or here it is:

Jim Walls - K6CCC
609 E. Newburgh St.
Glendora, Calif.  91740-6031



UO-14  Wednesday evening from Dana Park in Barstow, CA
       34:53:19  117:01:23  DM14lv  San Bernardino county
UO-14  10-11 03:16:10  N5ZNL
UO-14  10-11 03:16:45  KE4AZN
UO-14  10-11 03:18:15  N7SFI
UO-14  10-11 03:21:00  N8KYE

AO-27  Thursday morning from 13 mi. north of Kramer Junction, CA
       35:12:30  117:36:02  DM15ef  San Bernardino county
AO-27  10-11 17:35:10  W6ZQ
AO-27  10-11 17:35;30  K6YK
AO-27  10-11 17:35:55  KJ6JO
AO-27  10-11 17:38:15  K6ALF
AO-27  10-11 17:41:25  N7SFI

FO-20  Thursday morning from 13 mi. north of Kramer Junction, CA
       35:12:30  117:36:02  DM15ef  San Bernardino county
Called CQ - No takers

FO-29  Thursday evening from the fairgrounds in Ridgrcrest, CA
       35:36:48  117:38:41  DM15eo  Kern county
FO-29  10-12 03:46:00 - 03:49:15  W0SAT

UO-14  Thursday evening from the fairgrounds in Ridgrcrest, CA
       35:36:48  117:38:41  DM15eo  Kern county
UO-14  10-12 04:32:00  KU6J
UO-14  10-12 04:32:15  WB5DYG
UO-14  10-12 04:32:30  KF6ISR
UO-14  10-12 04:32:45  KD5KDR
UO-14  10-12 04:32:55  KC7KSA
UO-14  10-12 04:35:00  K9UTQ

FO-20  Friday morning from 15 mi. NW of Ridgrcrest, CA
       35:46:35  117:51:49  DM15bs  Kern county
FO-20  10-12 16:29:00 - 16:32:15  W0EOZ
FO-20  10-12 16:32:30 - 16:34:00  KA1UAG

UO-14  Friday morning from 15 mi. NW of Ridgrcrest, CA
       35:46:35  117:51:49  DM15bs  Kern county
UO-14  10-12 16:37:30  K6YK
UO-14  10-12 16:37:40  K6ALF
UO-14  10-12 16:38:00  KA1UAG
UO-14  10-12 16:39:55  W6ZQ
UO-14  10-12 16:40:20  KE4AZN
UO-14  10-12 16:42:10  KK5DO
UO-14  10-12 16:42:25  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-12 16:45:30  K5OE

AO-27  Friday morning from 15 mi. NW of Ridgrcrest, CA
       35:46:35  117:51:49  DM15bs  Kern county
AO-27  10-12 17:05:45  K9UTQ
AO-27  10-12 17:07:40  KU6J
AO-27  10-12 17:08:20  N7SFI/M
AO-27  10-12 17:10:45  N9JWO
AO-27  10-12 17:11:45  N5XU
AO-27  10-12 17:12:55  N7QBZ

UO-14  Friday morning from 4 mi. South of Coso Junction, CA
       36:00:22  117:56:04  DM16aa  Inyo county
UO-14  10-12 18:17:00  N6WHW
UO-14  10-12 18:17:30  W6ZQ
UO-14  10-12 18:17:45  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-12 18:18:10  N7SFI
UO-14  10-12 18:22:40  KJ6JO
UO-14  10-12 18:24:50  KU6J

FO-29  Friday evening from 4 mi. SE of Lone Pine, CA
       36:34:28  118:00:00  DM06xn / DM16an  Inyo county
FO-29  10-13 02:54:30  K5OE
FO-29  10-13 02:55:30  KE4AZN
FO-29  10-13 02:57:30  KA9ERV
FO-29  10-13 02:58:00  AA9LC

FO-20  Friday evening from 4 mi. SE of Lone Pine, CA
       36:34:28  118:00:00  DM06xn / DM16an  Inyo county
Called CQ - No takers

UO-14  Friday evening from 4 mi. SE of Lone Pine 
       36:34:28  118:00:00  DM06xn / DM16an  Inyo county
UO-14  10-13 03:52:15  XE1MEX
UO-14  10-13 03:53:20  WA6DIR
UO-14  10-13 03:54:45  XE2SER
UO-14  10-13 03:55:35  N7SFI
UO-14  10-13 03:55:50  N7SFO
UO-14  10-13 03:56:05  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-13 03:59:35  W9BNO
UO-14  10-13 04:02:05  KC7QFS

AO-27  Saturday morning from Manzanar War Relocation Center, CA 
       36:43:34  118:08:41  DM06wr  Inyo county
AO-27  10-13 16:39:00  VE6EGN
AO-27  10-13 16:39:40  K9HF
AO-27  10-13 16:40:00  KU6J
AO-27  10-13 16:40:30  N9UUR
AO-27  10-13 16:41:15  K0IAL
AO-27  10-13 16:43:30  N7QBZ
AO-27  10-13 16:44:50  N3IYR

UO-14  Saturday evening from 22 mi. E of Bishop, CA
       37:22:18  118:00:00  DM07xi / DM17ai  Inyo county
UO-14  10-14 03:28:30  KE4AZN
UO-14  10-14 03:28:45  KU6J
UO-14  10-14 03:29:00  K6YK
UO-14  10-14 03:30:15  N5ZNL
UO-14  10-14 03:30:30  K6ALF
UO-14  10-14 03:30:45  N7SFI
UO-14  10-14 03:31:00  VE5SWL
UO-14  10-14 03:32:00  N7SFO

FO-29  Saturday evening from 22 mi. E of Bishop, CA
       37:22:18  118:00:00  DM07xi / DM17ai  Inyo county
FO-29  10-14 03:48:00 - 03:52:00  KE6GLA
FO-29  10-14 03:52:30 - 03:54:30  WA6DIR

UO-14  Saturday evening from 22 mi. E of Bishop, CA
       37:22:18  118:00:00  DM07xi / DM17ai  Inyo county
UO-14  10-14 05:02:30  XE1MEX
UO-14  10-14 05:04:15  KW7E
UO-14  10-14 05:06:00  KG6AOR
UO-14  10-14 05:07:30  N6PNK
UO-14  10-14 05:08:45  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-14 05:09:15  KF6ISR
UO-14  10-14 05:09:30  XE1GRR
UO-14  10-14 05:09:45  WA0D
UO-14  10-14 05:22:13  WA6DIR

FO-29  Sunday morning from 10 mi. NW of Bishop, CA
       37:23:13  118:30:09  DM07rj  Inyo county
FO-29  10-14 15:44:00 - 15:48:30  W6FOG
FO-29  10-14 15:44:15 - 15:47:00  Unknown in Texas

FO-20  Sunday morning from 1/2 mi. NW of Paradise, CA
       37:29:27  118:36:34  DM07ql  Mono county
FO-20  10-14 17:06:15 - 17:08:05  AA9LC
FO-20  10-14 17:10:30 - 17:14:45  KG4HJB

UO-14  Sunday morning from 1/2 mi. NW of Paradise, CA
       37:29:27  118:36:34  DM07ql  Mono county
UO-14  10-14 17:18:15  K9HF
UO-14  10-14 17:18:30  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-14 17:20:00  VE5SWL
UO-14  10-14 17:24:20  W6SAT
UO-14  10-14 17:26:10  K5OE

AO-27  Sunday morning from 1/2 mi. NW of Paradise
       37:27:27  118:36:34  DM07ql  Mono county
AO-27  AO-27  10-14 17:51:55  KU6J
AO-27  AO-27  10-14 17:52:15  K6ALF
AO-27  AO-27  10-14 17:53:20  KG6GNA

UO-14  Monday morning from just west of Walker Pass
       35:39:58  118:01:59  DM05xp  Kern county
UO-14  10-15 18:28:00  K6YK
UO-14  10-15 18:28:10  N7QBZ
UO-14  10-15 18:28:30  N7SFI
UO-14  10-15 18:28:50  KE6GLA
UO-14  10-15 18:29:10  WA6DIR


73
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Jim Walls - K6CCC
k6ccc@amsat.org
http://home.earthlink.net/~k6ccc/
Ofc:  626-302-8515  FAX:  626-302-7501
AMSAT member 32537 / WSWSS member 395
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