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Nevada Trip Update for grid square activity



I am doing the last bit of packing for my trip to Las Vegas tomorrow.  I 
am taking gear with me to operate AO-16, AO-27, SO-50 and AO-51.  Just 
before posting this email, I saw an update from N8MH that AO-16 may be 
silent due to the eclipse period it is now in, so operating from that 
one may not be an option.  That should still leave me the FM birds to 
work with.  If I get off the plan and to the rental car in time Monday, 
I should be able to operate a couple of the morning passes.  I have a 
mid day meeting with a vendor which should finish in time to operate a 
couple of the afternoon passes.

No sure how much time I will have during the week but will try to 
operate when I can.  I try announce my presence on the passes I will be 
on as KA4KYI Portable followed by the grid square I am operating from. 
My signal may not be the best since I will be operating with handhelds 
and minimal antennas.  I hope to operate with mag mount antennas on the 
rental car and a 3 element uhf beam from Arrow for the downlink.  I am 
taking an AL-800 and my trusty IC-W32 for some operating possibilities 
from where I will be in Vegas.

Ron
KA4KYI
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