[amsat-dc] Re: AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4

Christopher Painter kb3rur at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 15:45:40 PST 2010


I am very interested in Amat. Satellites but, I think this might be a little
to advanced for me. I am more interested in equiptment and operation of Easy
Sats. Unless you think this would help me out in some way.
KB3RUR
Chris

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM, <amsat-dc-request at amsat.org> wrote:

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>   1.  AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options (Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680))
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> From: "Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)" <patrick.l.kilroy at nasa.gov>
> Subject: [amsat-dc]  AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options
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> Here are the date options for our next local
> AMSAT-DC Workshop, each one a Saturday.
> If like last year, the session would start no
> earlier than 9:00 AM:
>
> April 10
> April 17
> April 24
> May 1
> May 8
> May 15
>
> Last year the workshop was held on the
> last Saturday of April in Greenbelt, Md.
> Each participant built a PICetSat II module
> on a generic printed circuit board (an
> "ETU" module) from a $90 kit.  This year
> the module will be assembled on a
> custom printed circuit board (a "proto-
> flight" unit) which would be MUCH
> easier.  The module transmits simple
> telemetry on UHF from a small high-
> altitude balloon using a popular
> microcontroller PIC chip.
>
> I would expect the same scenario for this
> year, and possibly add an option for an
> antenna construction project, but I
> wanted to check first before locking in
> the date and activity.
>
> So, my questions are simple:
>
> Would you attend our workshop to build
> either a PICetSat II module kit OR a 432
> MHz antenna?  Which one would you
> prefer to construct and take home?
>
> Which of these dates noted above would
> likely be good or bad for you to attend?
>
> Can you, or someone you know,  head
> up the antenna-building part of the
> workshop with me?
>
> Any other questions?  Please feel free to
> contact me any time.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Pat Kilroy, N8PK
> AMSAT Area Coordinator
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