[amsat-bb] Pamphlets for General Public

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Oct 2 06:55:38 PDT 2013

Good morning,

I was out in a nearby park seeking out a relatively clear northeastern
horizon for this morning's mid-Atlantic pass of FO-29 when I was approached
by the friendly Metropolitan Police Department. While they accepted my
explanation and went on their way, are there any available materials that
explain amateur satellites to the general public? All I've found so far is
materials explaining amateur satellites to other hams. I'd like to find
something that I can print out and keep in my bag to respond to any
questions, especially from law enforcement. I live a mile southwest of the
U. S. Capitol, so law enforcement around here tends to be a bit suspicious
of things that appear to be out of the norm.

Thanks and 73,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Washington, DC

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