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Are there any Alaskan and Aleutian I. AO51 operators?



Firstly, many thanks to those great guys who helped
Mike G4FVG/MM onboard P&O Nedlloyd "Mercator" to hear
Echo. Around Vancouver and Seattle he would have had fun!

"Mercator" is now at sea again. the course seems to go
across to Hong Kong via Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
They seem to manage 23kts on the great circle routes.

The AO51 footprint does reach land fairly often, but I
am unsure if there will be anyone there to work it? The
poulation density is low even when when someone has a
birthday party!

Mike's locations are hopefully:-

48-30n    125-20w    at 10 / 02:30 UTC ( off Vancouver)
54-07n    162-22w    at 12 / 16:00 UTC ( near Unimak I.)
52-25n    175-00e    at 14 / 03:00 UTC ( Kiska - he crossed 180w!)
43-40n    147-00e    at 16 / 08:30 UTC ( Kuril - JA operators?)
41-10n    140-00e    at 17 / 01:00 UTC ( Japan Gap -Sea of Japan)
34-26n    130-00e    at 18 / 03:00 UTC ( S.Korea /Japan nr Nagasaki)
24-26n    120-30e    at 19 / 12:00 UTC ( Taiwan- East China Sea )

I am providing Mike the pass predictions, in the hope that
some folk might be using Echo when it is west of the USA.
I'm sending him the predictions for ISS also :-)

Graham Seale G4WNT
(Amsat-UK member)
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