[amsat-dc] Re: AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options

Pat Kilroy pat at patkilroy.com
Wed Feb 24 06:06:21 PST 2010


Hello Chris,

Thank you for your post. 

Well, whether such a workshop is too advanced or 
not, that's your call. But let it be known that the 
PICetSat II module is VERY simple, meant for the 
beginner and the advanced builder/user alike, and 
that we have at least one full ground station set 
up at the workshop as part of the whole system, 
to test, experiment with and use. All is part of 
a grand learning experience. 

The ground station includes, of course, an antenna 
with gain. I am hoping to find someone who can 
help me and the local AMSAT-DC group by selecting 
a 432 MHz antenna design such as the recent one 
featured in QST Magazine, and then kit the parts 
and arrange for a building and antenna test session 
for those who prefer that, over having a model of 
a simulated satellite to take home with them. 

Since you are living in the Pittsburg area then we 
would especially welcome you and encourage you 
at our workshop. We recognize, however, that it is 
a long 4-hour, 230 mile one-way trip to Greenbelt. 
I'm not sure of the level of AMSAT activity in NE 
Ohio or western PA, but we welcome those from 
anywhere and everywhere! 

The guys here are great, very friendly and 
helpful. You would have a wonderful day here. 

So, if you have any specific questions further then 
please shoot them to us on this amsat-dc list. Any 
of a number of use would be glad to offer you our 
advice, stories, experience, recommendations or 
hints. 

Cheers,

Pat Kilroy, N8PK
AMSAT-DC Area

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Send AMSAT-DC mailing list submissions to amsat-dc at amsat.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-dc or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to amsat-dc-request at amsat.org You can reach the person managing the list at amsat-dc-owner at amsat.org When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of AMSAT-DC digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Re: AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4 (Christopher Painter) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:45:40 -0500 From: Christopher Painter Subject: [amsat-dc] Re: AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4 To: amsat-dc at amsat.org Message-ID: <6ebd55841002221545m10794599x22a613a33e175dbf at mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 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, wrote: > Send AMSAT-DC mailing list submissions to > amsat-dc at amsat.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-dc > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > amsat-dc-request at amsat.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > amsat-dc-owner at amsat.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of AMSAT-DC digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options (Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:07:35 -0600 > From: "Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)" > Subject: [amsat-dc] AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options > To: "amsat-dc at amsat.org" > Message-ID: > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > 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 > > > > > ------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > AMSAT-DC mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA > AMSAT-DC at amsat.org > http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-dc > > > End of AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 4 > ************************************** > ------------------------------ _______________________________________________ AMSAT-DC mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA AMSAT-DC at amsat.org http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-dc End of AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 5 ************************************** 





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