Planning PICetSat Mission for Hamfest
by Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)
SMALL HIGH-ALTITUDE EXPENDABLE BALLOON
LAUNCH AT COMING MASON-DIXON HAMFEST ON
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010 . . .
Wanna help? We need you!
We need to set up a simple but effective
ground station or two. Got radio? Great!
You are in! Got laptop? Great! You are
There are many jobs to do. Sign-up sheets
I will be holding a ten-minute planning
session at the next Carroll County Amateur
Radio Club meeting in Westminster, Md., on
Monday night, September 13, complete with a
demo of the three different PICetSat module
types. (Two types of the module have their
433.920 MHz FM telemetry downlink in Morse
Code and the other in Packet Radio.) We
will choose to fly one of them.
and all other hamfest and club info:
Talk-in on 145.410 MHz FM K3PZN/R.
If there is interest, we will also meet on
one Saturday morning soon in my big backyard
in Sykesville, Md. for a practice run . . .
on Googlemaps use either ZIP Code 21784 or
APRS 39 deg 27.46 min N/076 deg 59.81 min W.
Please send me an e-mail message if you
would like to participate in the mission,
either from your own home or right there
Please forward this message to other
interested parties in the area.
Lots of fun and adventure are in store!
73 de N8PK
Mr. Patrick L. Kilroy
Integration & Test Manager
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 5, Mail Code 568
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Web: http://simsat.net/ (outreach)