[amsat-bb] Tech Tuesday Net -Southern CA

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Tue Feb 25 21:07:39 PST 2014

NOTE 1: "Tech" refers to "technical" topics ... not to the Technician amateur radio license class.

NOTE 2: If you are not interested in advancing the cause of promoting amateur radio satellites, 
then please stop reading NOW.

LIVE from 8805 feet of elevation of the Big Bear (CA) amateur repeater this evening - 
we conducted our weekly "Tech Tuesday" net.

We would like to thank NASA for the ISS fly-over at 7:02PM PST - allowing us to open the 
net, then walk outside for a magnificent, 45+ degree pass of the ISS.

Those listening this evening learned about this week's tentative commercial and amateur 
satellite deployments ... we discussed the modes and frequencies for the four new ham 
satellites that astronaut Koichi Wakata KC5ZTA will be deploying ... and about the Web sites 
for live video of CubeSat deployments and further information.

And all were also invited to attend the Palm Springs Desert RATS / Palm Springs DX Club 
HamFest that is happening Saturday, March 15, 2014. These clubs have a history of 
organizing incredible one-day hamfests - including ham radio history, licensing, major 
vendors, inexpensive coffee (most important to hams), and demonstrations. And FREE parking 
(quite extraordinary in Palm Springs for such an event!)

We conduct this satellite session every Tuesday night at 7PM Pacific time. The Big Bear 
Amateur Radio Club club was established in 1975, and this "Tech Tuesday Net" is right 
in alignment with their stated mission to educate and stimulate interest in amateur radio. 
The BBARC is an affiliated club member of the American Radio Relay League, and its 
prestigious, high-level two meter repeater on 147.330 +.600 131.8 is heard from Mexico 
to Ventura, and from Catalina Island to Western Arizona.

In the Southern CA region? Or have EchoLink capability (repeater K6BB)? Then join us 
next Tuesday night at 7PM Pacific. We always find an article or two in the current QST 
magazine to discuss, and are always open for "technical-related" questions from YOU!



Clint Bradford K6LCS
k6lcs at ham-sat.info

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