Bob Davis, Drew Glassbrenner with help from Lou McFadin, Bob McGwier,
Lee McLamb, and Stan Wood have mostly emptied the storage facility,
reclaimed our clean room from Florida Space Institute, the equipment
that was in individual homes and not being used for current AMSAT
projects and begun the move to the Pocomoke City Hawk facility. The
storage facility will be emptied and closed by the end of its lease on
January 21. I have a picture that will finally demonstrate the scope of
our new facility. It is the 24 foot Budget rental truck with 1/3 of the
clean room inside it that I drove from Orlando to Pocomoke City. It is
all the way inside and dwarfed by the new building. Drew and Bob Davis
will follow with the rest of the trucks next Wednesday. This was a 3
truck, 3 driver move. Thursday and Friday will be "fork lift unload
day" with Rick Hambly and friends coming over to help unload. Saturday
will be inventory and sort day. Also in my pictures are the new walls
going up where the clean room will be housed. The office space walls
will be up this week and most of the lab walls will be by the weekend.
Enough space is being left for now to get the air handlers and support
structure in through the wall. There is very little doubt this will be
the nicest lab and integration facility we have ever had in AMSAT-NA.
It is larger and nicer than the fish bowl by quite a bit. The ZEL would
rival it but nothing else.
Let's' build a few spacecraft!
Happy New Year,
AMSAT Director and VP Engineering. Member: ARRL, AMSAT-DL,
TAPR, Packrats, NJQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC. ARRL SDR WG Chair
"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the
corridor in the other direction. " - Dietrich Bonhoffer