Last week, my family and I went camping in some of our favorite Texas locations – The Davis Mountains & Big Bend. This far western area of Texas is not populated with many satellite operators. As a matter of fact, there are none except for rover stations such as myself.
Normally we camp somewhere either side of the DM70/DM80 line near DM70wn or DM80bo. It is not really close to DM71 but a few people had requested I travel there. My wife saw this opportunity to photograph a new area and so she agreed to go along.
Here are a few photos from my operation of FO-29 at DM71. I was just south of Interstate 10 and Kent, Texas.
Looking south on TX-166.
It was an 80 degree elevation pass.
Yes, I am wearing my infamous “Top 10” Satellite Operator shirt.
Have I ever mentioned I like operating from rare grids? It is truly better to give than to receive.
The coolest contact was to the XYL of XE1AO. It was my first contact with a Mexican female satellite operator.