I was out in a nearby park seeking out a relatively clear northeastern horizon for this morning's mid-Atlantic pass of FO-29 when I was approached by the friendly Metropolitan Police Department. While they accepted my explanation and went on their way, are there any available materials that explain amateur satellites to the general public? All I've found so far is materials explaining amateur satellites to other hams. I'd like to find something that I can print out and keep in my bag to respond to any questions, especially from law enforcement. I live a mile southwest of the U. S. Capitol, so law enforcement around here tends to be a bit suspicious of things that appear to be out of the norm.
Thanks and 73,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM Washington, DC