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XF4IH on satellite



Here is an interesting update regarding satellite operation from XF4IH.

The designated satellite operator, Tony XE1GRR literally "missed the boat" to Socorro Island because of an eye infection.  Consequently he is not presently on the island.  But Tony has arranged to ride on the Navy boat that is scheduled to return to Socorro Island to pick up the DXpedition team.  Tony expects to arrive on the island at about 1800 UTC on Thursday.  Then he will have less than 36 hours to make satellite contacts before the Navy ship departs with the expedition team.

So it looks like Thursday night will be the best time for people with day jobs to make a contact.  Friday night is less certain, because we don't know when Tony will be forced to pack up, or when the generators will be shut down for the Friday night departure back to the mainland.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Mundelein, IL, USA


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