[amsat-bb] Re: Pamphlets for General Public

Stephan Greene ks1g04 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 13:01:28 PDT 2013

Paul:  I do not have anything specific, I suggest looking for flyers
prepared for Field Day and Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), as those are both
non-ham general public audiences.  Possibly something from ARES (either
ARRL or local DC & VA).    Some of the VHF rovers put ARES magnetic signs
on their vehicles to put inquisitive officials into a better mindset.

It's not just the local law enforcement types that look & wonder.  I've
gotten similar looks & weird questions from folks while operating HF
bicycle portable in Northern VA.

73 Steve KS1G

From: Paul Stoetzer
> Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:55:38 -0400
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Pamphlets for General Public
> 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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