I am still look for someone to handle the booth at the Greater Baltimore
Hamboree on Sunday, April 1st. The hours are 8 - 3 but I am sure people
will be leaving earlier. Dave Bern has agreed to handle Saturday. We need
some support in the DC area!!! Martha
Interested in amateur satellite stuff?
YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED to the next AMSAT-DC Meeting
and Space Seminar. The day long event will be held
on Saturday, March 24, in the same hall as last
year, near BWI airport.
Get the meeting announcement at:
and share it with others. Today. Tomorrow too.
We might have one or more presentations from local
folks on them building a CubeSat, of all things!
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubesat
Please mention this event at your next club meeting,
on the net, and gosh, tell a high school or college
student -- and a neighbor too. Y'all invited.
Don't miss it.
Guaranteed to be time well spent. See you then!
Pat Kilroy, N8PK
Patrick L. Kilroy WK
Integration & Test (I&T) 301-286-1984 Voice
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 301-286-1673 Fax
Building 5, Mail Code 568 Patrick.L.Kilroy(a)nasa.gov
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
"Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
Thanks to all the volunteers on Saturdays Jan 20 & 27 at the new lab in Pocomoke!
The airhandlers are almost ready for painting, and the posts are. After inventory, we started to cleanup the place and move those piles onto shelves! It's looking more like a lab each week!
Here's the upcoming schedule of volunteer days:
Sat Feb 10 continue prepping airhandlers, assemble crane if enough people present.
Sun Feb 11 Closed
Sat Feb 17 flip airhandlers to expose the perimeter channels that must be re-welded.
Sun Feb 18 plan cleanroom order: filters, lights, conduit, lexan, bolts, painting supplies.
Mon Feb 19 (President's Day) continue airhandler prep, finish re-packaging documentation for storage.
When open, Saturday regular hours are 8am to 5pm. Sunday hours start later. Email or call my cell to RSVP or if you have questions, 443-783-7794.
See below for a Google map to the AMSAT lab in southwest Pocomoke:
The AMSAT lab is inside a large warehouse on the corner with a blue roof. Front door says "MIST".
PLEASE ENTER AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING! FRONT DOOR WILL BE LOCKED!
1) Sand and otherwise prep airhandlers of cleanroom for interior & exterior paint
2) Take inventory of damaged components of cleanroom
3) Paint cleanroom airhandlers & posts (different but both interior & exterior).
4) Plan assembly of cleanroom
5) Make lists of hardware/lights/filters/walling needed to assemble cleanroom
6) Repackage items that are destined for long-term storage (like previous project documentation)
7) Discuss Eagle spacecraft with anybody that will listen!
1) Cleanroom operational (March)
2) Erect tower for ground station (April or sooner)
3) Build Eagle spacecraft mockup (May)
4) Build Eagle engineering unit (August? This may be pushing it...)
5) Gather all parts, components & tools for Eagle spacecraft frame by end of 2007
6) Build Eagle spacecraft start of 2008!
We will be asking for volunteers most Saturdays in the foreseeable future. All help is welcome! Hams, non-hams, college students, younger students, etc!
The Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest is Saturday, March 31st and
Sunday, April 1st. Dave Bern has agreed to handle Saturday but we need
someone for Sunday. Please contact me if you are willing to volunteer. 73-
Whoever goes to the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club
meeting or addresses ANY radio club or hamfest, please
pass along the details to the coming AMSAT-DC
Meeting and Space Seminar near BWI airport on
Saturday, March 24.
See our announcement at
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>Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:03:06 -0500
>From: "Mark Kanawati" <mark(a)spacequest.com>
>Subject: [amsat-dc] Re: Fw: Non-Technical Question
>To: "'MARTHA SARAGOVITZ'" <amsat(a)verizon.net>, <amsat-dc(a)amsat.org>
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>I have many pictures, I can give someone to present... the same goes for
>I am not certain I will be in town to help out, therefore I can't commit to
>All the best
>From: MARTHA SARAGOVITZ [mailto:[email protected]]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:14 AM
>Subject: [amsat-dc] Fw: Non-Technical Question
>If you are willing to handle this, please contact Jason and let me know. I
>don't want them to think we are not interested. 73- Martha
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "AMSAT Website" <www(a)amsat.org>
>Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 10:40 PM
>Subject: Non-Technical Question
>> This message originated from the AMSAT website
>> Sender: Jason Foster Email: n3prz(a)n3prz.com
>> Host: c-69-138-21-175.hsd1.md.comcast.net
>> Subject: Non-Technical Question
>> The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club, Inc. would like to invite AMSAT to
>> make a presentation at one of our club meetings. Many of our members
>> have been participants and volunteers at AMSAT, but yet many are not
>> that familiar with your organization. AMSAT is one that is on the
>> leading edge of Amateur Radio, and I would like for our members to
>> learn more about AMSAT and related topics.
>> Our club meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each
>> month, and begin at 7:30pm. We can have you come as early as February
>> 21st, 2007. I also wish to invite anyone from your organization to
>> attend our next meeting, is a dinner meeting, and we will be at the
>> Ambrosia Grill on
>> Rt.355 (Rockville Pike) near Montgomery College. The dinner meeting
>> starts around 7:00pm, but you are welcome to come a little earlier or
>> later as desired.
>> Thank you for you attention.
>> Jason Foster, N3PRZ
>> Montgomery Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
>> 301-208-8663 home/office
>> 240-994-7374 cell
>> Phone Number: 301-208-8663 Best Time to Call: 11:00 am Eastern
>> (end of message)
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