[amsat-bb] DM31 on AO-27, Monday 15 September

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Sep 14 08:03:42 PDT 2008


I am planning a quick road trip to a point near the Arizona/Mexico
border tomorrow (Monday, 15 September).  I will be in grid DM31
for at least the two AO-27 passes around 2046 and 2227 UTC, subject
to local weather conditions and law enforcement (heavy police and
Border Patrol presence in that area).  I might stick around for an
AO-51 pass Monday evening, around 0132 UTC, before making the
3-hour drive back to Phoenix.  If there is a safe place to stop
off the highway, I *might* be able to park on the DM31/DM32 grid
boundary.  Otherwise, it will be just DM31 for those passes.

Grid DM31 is mostly in Mexico, except for the northeast corner of
the grid that crosses into Arizona.  A portion of a military
bombing range, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the border
town of Lukeville AZ in Pima County are in that corner.  I've heard
one station from that grid, on the Mexican side of the border, in
June 2006 via AO-51.  Others have told me it has been several years
since other stations have tried the satellites from either side of
the border in DM31.

If we make a contact, I will send you a QSL.  No worries!



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