I will have an AMSAT table at the Cochise Amateur Radio Association's Cochise Hamfest in Sierra Vista, Arizona, on Saturday, 2 May 2015. The hamfest will be at the club's Green Acres field, along Moson Road south of Arizona route 90, to the east of the center of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca. The hamfest opens officially at 7am (1400 UTC), but sellers and exibitors are usually allowed in earlier. More information about the hamfest is available at:
WD9EWK will be on various satellite passes during the morning, demonstrating amateur satellite operating for the hamfest crowd. Demonstrations should also include ISS passes, where I can attempt to complete QSOs via APRS messages. For the ISS passes, I will use WD9EWK-9 as my call. If you hear me on a pass, please call and be a part of the demonstrations. After the hamfest, I will upload my QSOs to Logbook of the World. For those interested in a QSL card to confirm a contact with WD9EWK, please e-mail me directly with the QSO details. If you're in the log, I will send out a QSL card. No need to first send me your QSL card and/or SASE.
Throughout the morning, I hope to be able to send photos and other updates via Twitter, using my @WD9EWK feed. If you do not use Twitter, you can still see these photos and updates by pointing your web browser to:
Thanks, and 73!
Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK http://www.wd9ewk.net/ Twitter: @WD9EWK