Re: [wsjtgroup] 6m grid trip on tap, MS, TN, KY, AL
- And it sounds like you will end up in my backyard, hi hi. I'm guessing
you are heading near Louisville. I'm about 30 miles due north of
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Bruce Brackin wrote:
> I have a meeting in Kentucky this week and our new grandson arrived in-
> same place Thursday (now is that planning or what?!). I will be qrv
> /M 6m only Monday heading up. Rocks have generally been very poor
> lately so I don't want to waste our time on 2m from the mobile. 2m
> can be on summer trip.
> First leg will be tomorrow (10th) AM from home (EM42) to Memphis
> through EM53 and 54 - will post to PJ before heading out. I should
> depart fairly early Monday the 11th for Ky - guessing 1100-1200z or
> so. Route will put me through EM55, 56, SE tip of 57, 67, 77 with
> short stretch/arch into 78.
> Return is scheduled for Monday 4/18 with early shove off. It is
> possible return may be 19th. Route back will be EM77 departure, loop
> into 78, back into 77 and then SE tip of EM67, 66, 65, 64, 63, NW tip
> of 62 and finally EM52.
> I will be CQ 50.260 U5 on 1st seq. Current grid will be in CQ. Since
> I've had 2 or more on the line at same time in the past, please do not
> use Sh's - use RH message format. There can also be lots of birdies
> on highways. If it appears I possibly have two qso's going at once,
> please add your suffix as well as mine. I routinely call from 00-10,
> 20-30 and 40-50 minutes after hour and "rest" and monitor in between
> the whole time. If you hear me, call. I wont be in a hurry on either
> leg so if we get close to grid line I can pull off and finish a run
> for that grid. I will be running GPS to laptop for position and
> timing. We will be watching for tailenders before going back to CQ U5
> (so will be listening 50.265 anyway). If we are well under 400 miles,
> point off some and try B/s, but the low loop has fairly steep
> takeoff. When I break for quick rest stop or gas, rx will be going.
> If you call me and I get your BC, the BC plus report back to you will
> be formatted:
> yourcall mycall/M gridgrid -- shortens it up a tad.
> You don't need to send grid. I like to send grid so there is no
> question which one I'm passing through.
> Should I happen to start the process with message 1 on a heard or
> partially heard call, I will send grid as report when the time comes.
> Generally I'll first see your BC in response to my CQ or tailending.
> Unless you are tropo close, go ahead and start/keep calling if you see
> I am already running or progressing with someone - doesn't hurt to get
> a your BC under the belt!
> If time permits, I'll try to be on RH the 16th from EM77 and/or EM78 -
> house is less than 2 miles from line. I've got my fingers cross for
> some good rocks. If you are loafing or playing hooky, watch for me.
> Smile when you ping me, I'll be capturing a number of them for HamCom
> talk. If there is anything special you need or want to try, pse email
> me direct.
> TNX and GL - Bruce, N5SIX
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