I AM LOOKING FOR AN AMSAT MEMBER to
help set up and operate a ground station
at the AMSAT Lab in Pocomoke City, Md. The
task is to receive simple telemetry and to
participate in the radio net covering one
or both high-altitude balloon missions
carrying Amateur Radio on Tuesday, July 24
and on Wednesday, July 25.
For lots of background information about the
SimSat-3A and SimSat-3B flights please go to
The SimSat Announcement Page at:
See also the complete Task List for operators
to participate either from home or at our
launch site on the eastern shore.
What do you think?
A ground station at the AMSAT Lab supporting
a SimSat flight would provide good, positive
visibility to AMSAT.
Please give me a call and I'd be glad to
explain what can be done at the lab, however
simple. The event will be quite educational.
Could be quite a lot of fun too!
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/
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
We've been working on putting together interesting programs in the
Central region of the PVRC that we hope will be of interest to all our
members and the amateur radio community at large.
Pencil in the following following speakers/presentations:
* Mid-or late September:
- Paul Dickson, (locally based) author of "Sputnik, The Shock of the
Century." This book, originally published in 2001 and being reissued in
time for the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik (October 4), is a
great discussion of the events leading up to and the aftermath of the
launch of Sputnik and the beginning of the space race.
* Early October:
- Jim Brown, K9YC, renowned expert in audio reinforcement and author of
publications on RFI and amateur radio
(www.audiosystemsgroup.com/publish.htm). We have been talking to Jim
with the expectation that he will be able to swing through the area in
conjunction with the Audio Engineering Society's annual meeting in New
York during the first week of October.
* October 18 (Thursday) PVRC Downtown lunch
- Kristen Haring, author of "Ham Radio's Technical Culture," a
fascinating look at ham radio and the technical 'societies' and clubs
that sprang up in the post World War I era. Dr. Haring's book has
stirred up some controversy in traditional amateur radio circles (see
the review in the March 2007 QST) and is well worth reading.
More details as they develop.