[amsat-bb] Thanks for the TI Support

Mark Spencer mspencer at hughes.net
Thu Jul 15 07:27:34 PDT 2010

I want to offer my sincerest thanks to the satellite community, Drew, and
AMSAT for the support that you gave us during the TI-2 Space this year.  We
are in day 4 of the teachers institute and will be wrapping up the day with
some last minute satellite contact opportunities.  But over the last three
days, your support in making contacts with the teachers, and in particular,
the dedicated SSTV activity on AO51 last night, has made the TI-2 Space a
huge success this year.  I wish each of you could have seen the glowing
light bulbs in the teachers' heads at each successful satellite contact.  I
am confident that they will be taking what they learned this week back into
their classrooms to make space "alive" for their students.  Thanks for the
patience you showed as these novice satellite operators learned the tricks
of the trade.  I can tell you that I am warn out (in a good way)
facilitating their learning experience.  (It is also a hoot to see 8
satellite ground stations, and antennas operating at one time.)  I think we
may have a record of "work around the table via satellite" awards.


Thanks again for your support, and I'll be seeing you on the birds when I
recover and am back at the home QTH next week.




Mark Spencer, WA8SME

Education and Technology Program Coordinator

ARRL, the national association for Amateur RadioT

mspencer at arrl.org





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