Upcoming Satellite Operations

NE SD WY CO TX Roadtrip (DN81, DN83, DN74, DN71, DM77, DM95, DM85) – May 18-28, 2019

Clayton, W5PFG is hitting the road and bringing his AMSAT gear with him.

  • May 18 DN91 (NE)
  • May 19-23 DN83 (SD)
  • May 23-24 DN74 (WY)
  • May 24-26 DN71 (WY)
  • May 26-27 DM77 (CO)
  • May 27-28 DM95/DM85 (TX).

All FM/SSB satellites, holiday-style. Open to schedules with EU. Twitter Watch Twitter feed for more updates:  https://twitter.com/w5pfg

Nova Scotia, Canada (FN84+) – May 18 though June 2, 2019

Ron, AD0DX, will be operating from Nova Scotia (FN84), using his Canadian call sign VA3IIR,  from May 18th through May 24th, FN97 afternoon of May 29th, and around the FN95/96 GN05/06 grid corner the through June 2nd (Note, expected grid corner activation afternoon of June 1st). This will be a holiday-style roving trip, with specific pass announcements posted to Twitter https://twitter.com/ad0dx.

On the Road to SoCal (DM23, DM24) – May 24, 2019

On my way to Southern California for the Memorial Day weekend, on Friday (24 May), Patrick, WD9EWK, will make a detour to work some passes from the DM23vx/DM24va grid boundary, north of the AZ-72/AZ-95 junction near Quartzsite in Arizona’s La Paz County. Patrick plans to work the AO-91 and AO-92 passes between 1600 and 1830 UTC, and will try the CAS-4A and CAS-4B passes between 1700 and 1800 UTC.

Updates on Friday morning will be posted on his @WD9EWK Twitter feed, which can be seen in a web browser at http://twitter.com/WD9EWK without a Twitter account. All QSOs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World, and please e-mail directly if you work him and want a QSL card to confirm QSOs.

Toronto, Canada – May 24-30, 2019

Matthew, VO1WEB, will be heading to Toronto May 24th-30th. He will be bringing his FM satellite gear with him, and will be working rover around the downtown Toronto and Niagara Falls area. Keep an eye on Matthew’s Twitter feed for further updates https://twitter.com/VO1WEB.

Memorial Day Weekend on the Queen Mary – May 25-27, 2019

Satellite operating will make a return to the RMS Queen Mary during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend (25-27 May 2019), as part of the “Memorial Day Salute to Service” by the Queen Mary. W6RO will be on the satellites, as well as the HF bands, during these 3 days.

The Queen Mary will be honoring those who have served in the armed forces, and in particular the Queen Mary’s use as a troopship during World War II. The Queen Mary, along with other cruise ships, were pressed into service to ferry Allied soldiers around the world. Along with the other activities planned on the ship, some of which are already listed on the Queen Mary’s web site at: https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/memorial-day/home/

Pacific Northwest (CN85, CN83/CN84, CN76/CN86) – May 31 to June 2, 2019

Casey, KI7UNJ, and Kell, KI7UXT will be on the road to and back from SEAPAC, May 31st through June 2nd.

Friday May 31st Passes will be: 1716Z AO-92 CN83; 1745Z AO-91 CN83; 1849Z AO-92 CN83; 1917Z AO-91 CN83; 2054Z AO-91 CN84 (or CN85); 2356Z SO-50 CN86; 0137Z SO-50 CN86 or CN76; 0357Z AO-92 CN86 or CN76; 0528Z AO-92 CN86 or CN76.

Saturday June 1st Demo Passes from CN85 will be:  1827Z AO-92 and 1939Z AO-91

Sunday June 2nd is to be determined.

Keep an eye on Twiter for further updates: https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ and/or follow follow me via


Idaho (DN23) – May 31, 2019

Dennis, N7egY, will be traveling through DN23 on May 31 and will stop to work passes on AO-92 (1715 & 1848z) and AO-91 (1740 & 1915z).

Minnesota, eh? (EN37, EN38) – June 1, 2019

Paul, KE0PBR, will be making a trip up to to the Iron Range to activate EN37 and EN38.  Upon arrival, he will attempt to find a good spot to operate from the grid line, but this is a very rural and hilly area, full of trees.  Plan is for mostly linears, bit will do FM when possible. There is a possibility of activating additional grids along the way.  DM or email Paul, if you need a grid near there.  You can follow him on aprs.fi (KE0PBR-9) and monitor him on DMR 98006 (AMSAT room).  In addition, keep an eye on Paul’s Twitter feed for further announcements https://twitter.com/KE0PBR for possible updates (limited cell coverage area).

Pre-Hot Rod Power Tour Rove (Wyoming to Tennessee) – June 2-7, 2019

On June 2nd, RJ, WY7AA and the Elco will head South to start roving on the DM77/78 gridline, heading east working gridlines and corners along the way all the way to EM87/88 hopefully. RJ will try to be on as many FM passes as possible, with a few linears as time allows. Follow RJ on APRS.fi as WY7AA-9, as he will not have Twtter access along the road. Checkout WY7AA’s QRZ page for specific plans he will post before he leaves, and @dtabor (N6UA) will help by posting on Twitter if he has any updates from the road.

EM57/EM67 Line – June 4, 2019

Michael, N4DCW, will be at the EM57/67 line on June 4, 2019. He’ll post satellite passes a week before on twitter and the -bb, but will plan for the AO-9x and SO-50 midday passes. FM only. The day of, Michael will post updates via his twitter feed https://twitter.com/MWimages

Hot Rod Power Tour Rove (North Carolina to Ohio) – June 8-14, 2019

From June 8th to 14th, WY7AA will be traveling with several thousand other Hot Rods along a winding route from NC to OH. RJ will mostly be activating in the evenings on FM passes including grids EM95, FM06, EM86, EM78, EM69, EN71, and EN81.

Checkout the event route: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hot-rod-power-tour-2019-dates-locations-june-8th-14th/ And if anyone is anywhere close to the route, come out and see the spectacle and let RJ know on Twitter if you are coming out.

Follow RJ on APRS.fi as WY7AA-9.

#HomewardBoundRove (DN13, DN14, DN21, DN22, DN23) – June 14-18,2019

Casey, KI7UNJ, will be hitting a few grids on his way home.  Look for DN13/DN14 line on June 14th, DN21/DN22 line June 15th, DN22 June 17th, and DN23 June 18th.  FM only.  Pass times expected between 1700-2000UTC.  Specific passes to be posted on Casey’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

Post Hot Rod Power Tour Rove (New York to Wyoming) – June 15-27, 2019

Following the Hot Rod Power Tour, I will be heading to FN02 for a few days and plan to work FN01/11 gridline around June 17-18. Details to follow. I will be heading as far east as FN32 and then eventually working my way back to DN71. Specifically looking for EN01/02 along the way. Details will be posted to Twitter and my QRZ page as the trip plans unfold. Follow me on APRS.fi as WY7AA-9, as he will not have Twtter access along the road.

#JosephOrBustRove (DN04, DN05, DN15) – June 28-30, 2019

Casey, KI7UNJ, will be wandering around Eastern Oregon and decided to do a little grid activating.  Look for Casey on FM passes in DN04 mid-Friday, June 28th, in DN15 Friday night to Saturday evening, and DN05 Sunday morning.  Specific passes to be posted on Casey’s Twitter feed https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

Iceland (HP95 IP15 IP25 IP03 HP03) – July 13-19, 2019

Adam, K0FFY, is taking his family (and his radios) to Iceland.  Tentative schedule is HP95 July 13, IP13 and IP15 July 14-15, IP25 July 16, IP03 or HP93 July 17-18, and HP94 July 19.  There’s a lot to see, so passes will be best effort and announced on Twitter shortly prior.  https://twitter.com/K0FFY_Radio

Please submit any additions or corrections to ke4al (at) amsat.org
Updated May 24, 2019