Upcoming Satellite Operations

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DN11/DN12 + DN03  September 17, 2019

Casey, KI7UNJ is heading to the DN11/DN12 line, September 17th.  Look for him on SO-50, AO-92, and AO-91, between 1657z and 1812z.  On the way back, Casey will make a quick stop in DN03 to catch te 2043z PO-101 pass.  Watch Casey’s Twitter feed for further updates https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ

Formentera Island (EA6 Balearic Is. DXCC – JM08)  September 19 to 23, 2019

EA4NF, Philippe will be operating from FORMENTERA Island (DXCC : EA6 Balearic Islands – IOTA EU-004 – GRID JM08) on satellite as EA6/EA4NF from September 19 to 23, 2019.  This is a great opportunity to get the rare grid (JM08) of this small island only accessible by boat, IOTA (EU-004) and EA6 (Balearic Is. DXCC) in one single contact and confirmed on LoTW.  QRV Satellite in FM & SSB.  QSL : LoTW.  Keep an eye on Philippe’s Twitter feed for further updates and sat passes or contact him directly for a sked:  https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT

Big SkyRove (DN35, DN55, DN56, DN65, DN66) – September 19-23, 2019

Dennis, N7EGY, is taking his radios on a family trip to Big Sky Country. Trip purpose is family first before satellite fun, so some plans could be cancelled at the last minute. Plan is to work from DN55/56/65/66, with DN35 on whatever bird up as we pass through. See projected schedule at https://twitter.com/n7egy1/status/1172000359989960704?s=20. Keep an eye on Dennis’ Twitter feed for furhter announcements: https://twitter.com/n7egy1

DM02/mm (need we say more)  September 22, 2019

Ron, AD0DX, and Alex, N7AGF, are chartering a boat to the ultra-rare DM02 grid square. They will use the special event call sign November 6 Ocean/Maritime Mobile. Expected window of operation is from 1000z to 1900z, Sunday, September 22nd. More information is available on QRZ https://www.qrz.com/db/N6O to include how you can help support this monumental operation. Ron and Alex are expected to have cellular service out there, so keep an eye on their Twitter feeds https://twitter.com/ad0dx and https://twitter.com/N7AGF

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON (GN17) September 24 to October 8, 2019

Eric, KV1J, will once again be oper ating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 24th and October 8th. This is his 13th trip to the island. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (no 60M – not author ized) using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 (but primarily SSB, RTTY and FT8) and the satellites. He will generally be on the highest frequency band that is open (favoring 12/10m). He will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th). ADDED NOTE: Eric will usually try to be on as many Satellite passes as he can when the WX is good, generally favoring the FO-29, XW-2x, AO-7, and possibly the FM birds. Eric states, “Equipment is two FT-817s and an Arrow dual band yagi. I’ll favor the SSB birds usually higher in the passband, but will also try FM if they do not get too busy. Satellite logging is by paper so may not get loaded to LoTWuntil the week after I return to the USA.” Weekends may be limited since he will be concentrating on the low(er) bands and contests. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau. Also eQSL, ClubLog and LoTW. For more detailsand updates, check out his Web page at: http://www.kv1j.com/fp/Sep19.html

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Updated September 16, 2019