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WD9EWK from DM34/DM35/DM45, Saturday (19 April)


On Saturday, 19 April 2008, I will be helping the Yavapai
Amateur Radio Club (W7YRC) as they support the Spotlight on
the Stars event by the Prescott (Arizona) Astronomy Club.
This is a week-long event, and the Saturday activity will
be at the Prescott Public Library in downtown Prescott (215
E. Goodwin Street, grid DM34sm).  The YARC will have a
table with information related to amateur radio, and I will
add satellite-related information to their efforts. This
event will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon (1700-
1900 UTC).

The library is on a hill, and the hill along with the
library building prevent any view of the eastern sky unless
a satellite has an elevation of 40 to 45 degrees.  This
will limit my activity to one on-air demonstration, an
AO-51 pass at 1548-1603 UTC to the west for anyone showing
up early.  I may be on the earlier AO-51 pass at 1410 UTC
from somewhere in the Prescott area in grid DM34 with a
better view of the eastern sky, to test my radio gear
before going to the library.

After this event, I plan on making a long loop through
northern Arizona on my way home.  I am hoping to park on
the DM34/DM35 boundary for the afternoon AO-27 passes at
2121 and 2302 UTC somewhere north of Prescott.  After that,
I will head to a point between Williams and Flagstaff near
Interstate 40 to be on the DM35/DM45 boundary for the
evening AO-51 passes around 0120 and 0259 UTC.


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