I have been busy working on the upcoming AMSAT Symposium so I haven’t focused much on blogging.
However, I have continued to make time to chase new maidenhead grid squares via satellite. Five and a half years into the addiction, I am still having a lot of fun.
My #1 & # 2 goals on satellite are:
1. Work and confirm all 488 grid squares. These are the same 488 grids required for the Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA) on 6m. However, I am trying to do this via satellite. As of September 21, I am 35 grids away from the goal.
2. Work and confirm 1000 grids. Why 1000? Well, I thought it would be interesting to see what I would hit first, the 488 goal or the 1000 goal. It looks like I am going to be hitting the 1000 unless we get some serious rover action in the DN grid field.
Here’s my 488 map and statistics (pink are unconfirmed):
I have leads on a few of these unconfirmed grids. It’s just a matter of following up with those leads and working on a schedule to make them happen.
453 of 488 total FFMA grids confirmed as of September 21, 2016.
And now for my confirmed grid map, focused on the continental USA:
Here is my world map. Click for a larger version:
And finally, I leave you with a movie I recommend for people who obsess over chasing grids or chasing real birds. It shows the complete ridiculousness of what what do in pursuit of our hobby goals.