[UPDATE!!] W3DHJ/R ARRL JUNE VHF DM86-87-88, DM 77-78
So, wouldn't you know it. After sending out my plans last night, I
received the following reply email from the NPS Capulin Volcano folks:
"Hi Marvin. Thanks for contacting us. Our planned re-opening is June
15, however we are in the office and have opened earlier than
expected. We may still need to close to "retool" some of our
procedures, but I am fairly confident we will be open on the 13th."
So, my newest, most current'est plan is to start the contest in DM86as
on Capulin Volcano. From there I will move on to several locations in
DM86bx on the Colorado/New Mexico border. Next, a wee bit further north
for DM87ba. Then a long haul to the northern edge of DM87 and then the
southern edge of DM88 ---- all on Saturday.
IOW, a lot like my earlier plans -- just with Capulin Volcano inserted
at the front.
Sunday will see me doing my old, time proven grid sequence of DM78xa,
DM77xw, DM87bw, and DM88bb -- circling the 38°N, 104°W conjunction.
I'll be operating Rover Limited: 6M SSB-CW, 2M SSB-CW, and 432 SSB-CW.
More details at https://W3DHJ.net/vhfrover_plans.php
SAT #1: DM86as: 1800-1900z, Capulin Volcano
then roll up to
SAT #2: DM86bx: 1945z-2045z, NM Hwy 551 / CO Hwy 389
then slip into
SAT #3: DM87ba: 2055z-2130z,
then a long haul to
SAT #4: DM87cx: 2300z-0100z,
then move up to
SAT #5: DM88bb: 0130z-0200+z, (0222z == sunset)
then en route home DM78rf47hc
SUN #0: DM78rf47hc QTH: Radio checks (possible contacts?)
... then a 1 hour drive out to
SUN #1: DM78xa: ~1200z~1530z Earliest possible "in" time
to latest possible "out" time...
SUN #2: DM77xw: ~1530z~1900z " "
SUN #3: DM87bw: ~1900z~2230z " "
SUN #4: DM88bb: ~2230z~0200+z " "
Perhaps I'll repeat this in the JULY CQ WW VHF....
73 ES GL
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK