[amsat-bb] AMSAT table at Tucson AZ hamfest, Saturday (29 March)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Mar 26 15:16:00 PDT 2014


I will have an AMSAT table at the Radio Society of Tucson's 2014 Hamfest
in Tucson, Arizona, this Saturday (29 March 2014).  The hamfest is at a 
restaurant east of downtown Tucson.  This is a half-day event, and you can
read more about it in the PDF file at:


I plan on having demonstrations of satellite operating throughout the morning,
probably starting around 6am (1300 UTC).  If you hear WD9EWK on the 
satellites Saturday morning, please call and be part of the demonstrations.  
The hamfest site is in grid DM42.   As usual, I will upload my log to Logbook 
of the World sometime after the hamfest, and will be happy to send QSL cards
out to those who work me during the hamfest.  Just send me the QSO details,
and I will drop a card in the mail.  No need to first send me a card or SASE.  

In addition to satellites, the Arizona Near Space Research group will launch
its ANSR-81 balloon around 9am (1600 UTC) Saturday morning from a site
between Tucson and Phoenix in central Arizona.  Among the payloads that 
will be carried aloft, there will be a cross-band repeater that requires a PL 
tone - basically SO-50, but with more downlink power and no Doppler 
adjustments needed.  I may be on there between satellite passes, for 
anyone in Arizona or surrounding states that would like to work me at the 
hamfest.  More information about the balloon flight is available at:

http://www.ansr.org/ (click on Announcements)

You can see coverage maps based on the balloon being over central Arizona
at different altitudes at:



Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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