[amsat-dc] Re: AMSAT-DC Digest, Vol 5, Issue 6

Christopher Painter kb3rur at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:18:37 PST 2010


No I am actually from Ashburn Va. The FCC is a little slow in updating my
address.

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM, <amsat-dc-request at amsat.org> wrote:

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> Hello Chris,
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> Thank you for your post.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Cheers,
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> Pat Kilroy, N8PK
> AMSAT-DC Area
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> 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 o!
>  peration 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
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> L. (GSFC-5680)" > Subject: [amsat-dc] AMSAT-DC Workshop Date Options > To: "
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>  ascii" > > Here are the date options for our next local > AMSAT-DC Wor
> kshop, 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 co!
>  nstruct 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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