WMPLOTA Activations Announced
Annouce your July 2018 WMPLOTA Activation Plans Here!
R.J. Bragg, WY7AA
I will be going for the Happy Camper and Safety Officer double from DN71, most likely from Laramie, WY Store 1412. Trying to decide if I want to take the truck camper or rough it with the teardrop trailer. FM birds only for me, and I plan to work everything I can overnight and some of the morning.
Neil Rapp, WB9VPG
Planned mid day passes on AO-91 and AO-92 at Lexington, KY Walmart #2060 - EM77/78 gridline
I will ideally be WAVING METAL STICKS from WAL*MART 2370 in FN32 from 1500z to 1730z on 7/2, catching all FM sats along the way. Hopefully I can work out my desense issues for SO-50.
I will be starting from Walmart #3227 in Monument, CO, DM79 on Sunday evening. Look for me on SO-50 at 0010z, 6:10pm local time CO. May even try FO-29 at 0100z.
FM26 is planned for a number of passes during WMPLOTA.
I'm planning on eating Little Debbie snack cakes while wearing my tinfoil hat from Walmarts parking lots in EN31 and EN32, mostly during the day on Monday July 2.
Calling all WMPLOTA shoppers, big discounts on Michigan grids by KE8FZT, at the WMPLOTA encore event! You heard it on Ham Talk Live, July 2nd, World UFO Day and the Birthday of Walmart. EN74,EN84,EN75,EN85 are going quick, get them while they last! Now featuring the linear birds in a brand new VUCC circle!!! This is only a 24 hour sale, be there or be grid squared, July 2nd UTC! Tentative Schedule:
1. EN74 WM1432 Cadillac
Objects AOS (U) LOS Period XW-2D 00:01 00:09 XW-2F 00:05 00:13 SO-50 00:12 00:25
2. EN74 WM2014 Houghton Lake
SO-50 01:54 02:03 (*Low Pass Attempt) AO-92 02:03 02:13 AO-73 02:32 02:38 (*Low Pass Attempt) Falconsat-3 02:43 02:53 FO-29 02:45 02:55 (*Low Pass Attempt) AO-85 02:59 03:06 (*Low Pass Attempt) AO-92 03:37 03:46
3. EN74 WM5159 West Branch
XW-2B 11:57 12:07 AO-07 12:06 12:22
4. EN84 WM5376 Tawas
XW-2B 13:33 13:39 (*Low Pass Attempt) AO-07 14:01 14:04 (*Low Pass Attempt) XW-2A 14:13 14:22 AO-73 14:15 14:26 SO-50 14:27 14:38 AO-92 15:05 15:14
5. EN85 WM2358 Alpena
AO-92 16:39 16:47 AO-91 17:16 17:30
6. EN75 WM1542 Gaylord
AO-91 18:52 19:06 AO-07 19:19 19:39
7. EN75 WM2417 Petoskey
XW-2C 21:49 21:58 XW-2D 22:12 22:22 XW-2F 22:15 22:25 AO-85 22:15 22:28
8. EN75 WM2100 Cheboygan
XW-2C 23:22 23:32 AO-73 23:35 23:45 XW-2D 23:47 23:56 XW-2F 23:50 23:59 AO-85 23:57 00:08
The After Party: Tuesday (A non-WMPLOTA event) EN75 holiday style
I will be visiting Walmart and Sams clubs in DN31, DN41, DN30, DN31 on both FM and transponder sats. Hope to be on DN31/DN41 gridline at the Riverdale Utah Walmart #1708 and Sams club #6684 for a FO-29 pass. I will be just using 1/4 waves on my car roof. See http://www.emeshack.com/ for photos of setup.
After the 4th Pass I gave up. I forgot that my 1/4 waves do not like urban noise. The Walmarts I visited all had high voltage power lines next to them!