At this morning's hamfest in Howard County, I received an inquiry on whether
AMSAT would be able to provide a speaker and/or satellite demonstration at the
Cumberland Valley ARC hamfest in Chambersburg PA, about 25 miles north of
Hagerstown on I-81, on Saturday June 17.
Do we have any members who would be interested in doing this? Please contact
hamfest(a)w3ach.org and myself if you are able to attend.
Dan Schultz N8FGV
For those interested, this Saturday, May 13 is Space Day at the Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum, from 10 - 3. We've arranged for students
from St. Thomas Moore Cathedral School to explain their STMSat-1 CubeSat
that was deployed from the ISS in May last year and re-entered recently on
April 21. They will be set up in the new Milestones of Flight Hall.
*Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation*
*P.O. BOX 27, WASHINGTON, DC 20044*
Perry Klein, W3PK
Founding President, 1969-1980
Thought this might be of interest to PVRC and AMSAT members. Check out the
link below for information on the other programs and exhibits (including
Skywarn) going on at the same time.
Hurricane Hunters Tour Coming to Reagan Washington National Airport Tuesday
May 9th, 2017
Want to tour the planes & talk to the pilots that fly into hurricanes for
For the first time ever, four Hurricane Hunter aircraft will be visiting
Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) for a public event. Hurricane
experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and
the U.S. Air Force will visit to talk with our community to raise awareness
of our local threats from tropical cyclones, and the danger of being caught
without a personal hurricane plan.
Hurricane Hunter pilots and crew from NOAA and USAF, as well as Dr. Rick
Knabb (Director of the National Hurricane Center/NHC), NHC hurricane
specialists, and meteorologists from our local NWS forecast office will all
be on hand to educate residents of vulnerable communities about hurricane
preparedness, and will be available for interviews.
Staff from local and state emergency management offices, non-profit
organizations such as the American Red Cross, NOAA & FEMA, and other
partners will be a part of the event.
Community groups, media, elected officials, and the public are invited to
participate and tour the aircraft and exhibits. Public tours will start at 2
pm. The gates will close at 4:30 pm, but those inside will have until 5 pm
to tour. Registration is not required for the public tours; those wishing to
visit this event can simply show up any time between 2:00 and 4:30 pm. No
backpacks or large bags permitted. Any attendee may have their bag searched.