Upcoming Satellite Operations

Super Road Trip (Wyoming to Tennessee to Florida to Wyoming) – January 9, 2019 until he gets back home

Starting Jan. 9th, RJ, WY7AA, will be traveling from Wyoming to Tennessee to Florida, to New York and back to Wyoming, staying approximately 10 days in each place and activating grids whenever he can.
First stop Tennessee – EM86, and will try to rove to EM85, EL87, and EL96.
Next on to Florida – EL98, and will try to rove to EL88, EL89, and EL99.
And then on to New York – FN02, and try to rove to FN01, FN03, FN11, FN12, and FN13
Traveling between each place, RJ will try to stop and work as he can, but putting down miles will take priority most often.  In addition, RJ will be trying to operate mobile from time to time.  FM birds for sure, but will be trying to learn linears while on the trip.  Specific pass announcements will be posted to his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/WY7AA) and to the AMSAT-bb reflector.

Arizona (DM41, DM42+) – January 17-21, 2019

Ruth, KM4LAO, and family will be vacationing in the Grand Canyon State, January 17th -21st.  Staying in DM42, Ruth and her mom, KM4TVU, plan to meet up with WD9EWK, NP4JV, and some guy named Chris (K7TAB) at the Titan Missile Museum (DM41) for a “who’s who in AMSAT” meetup.  Ruth will be FM Only, but will also bring her HF gear to test out the 80-foot Titan Missile Discone antenna.  Keep track of Ruth on her Twitter feed https://twitter.com/KM4Ruth for up-to-date information.

Costa Rica (EK71) – January 19, 2019

Vic, TI2VLM will be operating from Costa Rica, grid EK71, Saturday, January 19th.  Only two passes: AO-91 @ 18:03 UTC and SO-50 @ 18:56 UTC.

Marion, NC (EM85, EM95) – January 19, 2019

Andrew, N4LAZ, will activate the EM85/EM95 gridline Saturday, January 19th.  Planned passes are AO-92 at 16:24utc, AO-91 at 16:34utc, and SO-50 at 17:10utc.  Watch https://twitter.com/N4LAZ for any updates.

Ocean Shores, WA (CN76, CN77) – January 19-20, 2019

Ron, AD0DX, will activate the CN76/CN77 gridline Saturday evening until noon Sunday (PST).  Based on flight arrival time, plus 2.5 hour drive, Ron expects to be on FM and linear satellite passes sometime shortly after 01:00z, Saturday night.  Check out Ron’s @ad0dx Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/ad0dx, for further announcements.

Quartzfest Arizona (DM23) – January 19-27, 2019

John, N7JY, will be operating FM satellites on a holiday schedule. He may also visit some adjoining grids.  There will likely be other hams operating from the event, located a few miles south of Quartzsite AZ. QSL via LOTW, or you can send your card with SASE

Las Vegas NV and Northwest AZ (DM25, DM26, DM36) – January 20-22, 2019

David, AD7DB, will be in Las Vegas at DM25/26 line, operating on FM satellites on a holiday schedule. In addition, weather permitting, sometime on Monday 01/21/19 he will make a side trip to Beaver Dam AZ to activate from DM36aw. Updates will be on Twitter as the time approaches: https://twitter.com/ad7db

Labrador (GO11) – January 23-25, 2019 (?)

VE3FU, VO1HP, and VE9CB will be participating in the CQ160 CW Contest from the Point Amour Lighthouse in Labrador (GO11), which will be held 2200Z January 25 – 2200Z January 27, 2019.  This is important, because, if time permits they will be active on AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92 passes before the contest.  Call signs are expected to be VO2AC and VO2AAA.  Note:  this is just preliminary information.  Keep your eye on https://twitter.com/chrisve3fu and https://www.qrz.com/db/vo2ac for possible updates.

Eureka Nunavut (ER60, EQ79) – February 3, – March 29, 2019

Eureka ARC, VY0ERC, will be QRV from Eureka, NU (NA-008), February 3 until March 29, 2019.  Time and weather permitting, they expect to be on the FM satellites from ER60 and EQ79.  Announcements will be posted on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vy0erc.

Nevada (DM15, DM16, DM17, DM18, DM25, DM26, DM27, DM28, DM37, DM36) – February 8-11, 2019

Casey KI7UNJ and Jonathan KI5BEX are planning a joint roving trip to Nevada, February 8-11, 2019. Planned activations include the DM15/16/25/26 grid corner Friday morning, the DM16/26 gridline Friday afternoon, DM17/18 gridline Saturday morning, DM27/28 gridline Saturday evening, DM27/37 gridline Sunday morning, and DM36/37 gridline Sunday evening. This will be FM only. All contacts uploaded to LoTW upon return. Check out @KI7UNJ Twitter feed for specific passes https://twitter.com/KI7UNJ and follow them on aprs.fi KI7UNJ-7.

Southwest, TX (DM80, DM70, DM71, DL79, DL89) – February 10-14, 2019

Clayton, W5PFG will be operating satellites daily in vacation-mode from grid DM80. As an added bonus, Clayton will operate a few passes from grids DM71, DL79, and DL89. Those specific passes will be advertised on Twitter @w5pfg.  Remember, you don’t need to be a Twitter user to see his feed. Just visit http://www.twitter.com/w5pfg to see my Tweets.

3A, MONACO (JN33) – February 15-18, 2019

Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as 3A/EA4NF from Monaco, between February 15-18th. Priority will be given to FM and SSB Satellites to get confirmed as much as possible this rare DXCC country to the amateur radio satellite community. HF activity will be on 20 meters SSB, but on the QRP mode (5w). QSL via LoTW.

Isla del Culebra, Puerto Rico (FK78) – February 22-24, 2019

Radio Opordores del Este, KP3RE, is preparing for their Culebra IOTA (NA-249) Expedition 2019.  Satellite operations are planned for AO-91, AO-92, SO-50, and IO-86.

Turks and Caicos Islands (FL31) – February 28 – March 9, 2019

Adrian, AA5UK, will be heading to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands from Feb 28th through March 9th, 2019. He will be operating holiday style on HF and Satellites as VP5/AA5UK from grid FL31UU14. Focus will be on the linear satellites, with some FM activity depending on pile-up civility. Hope to work some European stations as location favors the East. Pass announcements will be made via Twitter: https://twitter.com/AA5UK and periodically via amsat-bb.

Please submit any additions or corrections to ke4al (at) amsat.org
Updated January 18, 2019