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Re: Alaskan grid squares



Drew KO4MA wrote:
> I was on one AO-51 pass from near Talkeetna(sp?) on Thursday afternoon, with
> only a few other stations on. 

Sorry i missed you yesterday afternoon; we already had plans.  There were
several stations out there on a couple of the morning passes i worked on
Thursday (including a Canadian station i haven't heard on in quite awhile).

>				I'll be at the BBQ kicking off the hamfest
> tomorrow evening, and will try to be on the air, but I'll tell ya...the
> mountains are making the low parts of the passes very difficult.

Agreed!  I have the same problem working passes from the Sierra Nevada and
i don't expect most Alaskans to make low elevation passes (thus choose my
passes accordingly).  Here are some predictions for today.  I'm only setup
for mode J-FM at the moment, but others may found linear transponder passes
useful, and AO-27 is not included.  (Even with the updated schedule, AO-27 
seems to go to telemetry before it even rises as far north as BP54.)

73's and best of luck!

		        -- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)

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Common passes of AO-7, SO-50, AO-51 and VO-52 for Anchorage and Santa Rosa, CA

Fri 01Aug08  15:02:33 15:09:55 15:17:21  00:14:49  293  18 109  74.4* Anchorage
Fri 01Aug08  15:10:56 15:17:47 15:24:34  00:13:38  338  48 118  26.1  Santa Rosa
  SO-50       15:10:56  15:17:21  6.4 min overlap (Fri 15:02 UTC/08:10 PDT)

Fri 01Aug08  16:43:25 16:50:39 16:57:54  00:14:29  302 224 145  50.0* Anchorage
Fri 01Aug08  16:51:36 16:58:39 17:05:38  00:14:02  321 246 169  40.4* Santa Rosa
  SO-50       16:51:36  16:57:54  6.3 min overlap (Fri 16:43 UTC/09:51 PDT)

Fri 01Aug08  16:46:34 16:53:34 17:00:58  00:14:24   19  93 169  34.3  Anchorage
Fri 01Aug08  16:52:04 16:58:16 17:04:44  00:12:40  353 295 237  17.3  Santa Rosa
  AO-51       16:52:04  17:00:58  8.9 min overlap (Fri 16:46 UTC/09:52 PDT)

Fri 01Aug08  17:20:26 17:31:18 17:42:06  00:21:40   19  97 174  42.6* Anchorage
Fri 01Aug08  17:25:54 17:36:05 17:46:26  00:20:31    8 300 230  34.5  Santa Rosa
  AO-7        17:25:54  17:42:06 16.2 min overlap (Fri 17:20 UTC/10:25 PDT)

Fri 01Aug08  19:29:28 19:35:41 19:41:58  00:12:30   21  92 161  25.6  Anchorage
Fri 01Aug08  19:34:49 19:40:27 19:46:09  00:11:20  353 293 234  17.0  Santa Rosa
  VO-52       19:34:49  19:41:58  7.2 min overlap (Fri 19:29 UTC/12:34 PDT)

Sat 02Aug08  00:48:21 00:58:14 01:08:11  00:19:50   85  20 316  28.9  Anchorage
Sat 02Aug08  00:41:30 00:49:37 00:57:44  00:16:14   96  48 359  13.1  Santa Rosa
  AO-7        00:48:21  00:57:44  9.4 min overlap (Sat 00:48 UTC/17:41 PDT)

Sat 02Aug08  02:32:35 02:39:07 02:45:55  00:13:20  121  52 343  29.2  Anchorage
Sat 02Aug08  02:24:45 02:31:37 02:38:37  00:13:52  156  74 352  58.9* Santa Rosa
  AO-51       02:32:35  02:38:37  6.0 min overlap (Sat 02:32 UTC/19:24 PDT)

Sat 02Aug08  02:38:47 02:49:35 03:00:23  00:21:36  122  46 330  51.3* Anchorage
Sat 02Aug08  02:29:56 02:40:49 02:51:46  00:21:50  148  67 347  62.2* Santa Rosa
  AO-7        02:38:47  02:51:46 13.0 min overlap (Sat 02:38 UTC/19:29 PDT)

Sat 02Aug08  04:10:40 04:17:40 04:24:56  00:14:16  166 256 343  75.5* Anchorage
Sat 02Aug08  04:05:19 04:10:50 04:16:34  00:11:16  215 269 324  12.6  Santa Rosa
  AO-51       04:10:40  04:16:34  5.9 min overlap (Sat 04:10 UTC/21:05 PDT)

Sat 02Aug08  04:31:03 04:42:14 04:53:25  00:22:22  164 250 338  71.0* Anchorage
Sat 02Aug08  04:23:49 04:34:00 04:44:11  00:20:22  197 265 332  27.6  Santa Rosa
  AO-7        04:31:03  04:44:11 13.1 min overlap (Sat 04:31 UTC/21:23 PDT)
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