[amsat-bb] Richmond Frost Fest 2015

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Sat Jan 31 11:32:45 UTC 2015

Thank you Tom,

We are mentoring in 2 class rooms of the Chesapeake Public Schools.  Our 
goal is to interest youth in a degree and career in electronics and wireless 

We do have a hand held SATCOM rig at W4GBH Great Bridge HS.

Our portable all mode SATCOM station goes everywhere.

We are going to receive a grant from ARRL to replace the radio at W4GBH and 
another radio has been donated to be used at W4FOS the VO TECH Center.

Both schools will be operating School Club Roundup this year.

John W4RMY has a prototype approval to formerly introduce students to 
amateur radio (using the ARRL TECH LICENSE Manual as a text) as a first step 
of a degree and a career in the electronics and wireless communications 

Members of Chapter 54 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers will make 
presentations at both schools and may even bring in a remote SAT truck.

K4AMG is a non profit 501c3 Public Charity.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <tom.wz9u at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Richmond Frost Fest 2015

>> Does anyone have a particular OSCAR topic they would like to see covered?
> Well, since you’re essentially recruiting young folks (students) to the 
> SatComm hobby, you should definitely cover SO-50.
> This is currently the most “accessible” satellite for newbies (a group 
> which includes myself), and may require the minimum ground station --  
> certainly for hearing, possibly for working.
> And perhaps a prelude to that presentation might include a brief overview 
> of terrestrial FM repeater principles, and then move on to having the 
> “repeater in the skies.”
> Further, the ISS is an obvious topic as well.  I have heard (faintly) an 
> ISS pass with nothing more than an HT and a twinlead slim-jim.
> And you’d definitely want to cover FCC licensing: We certainly don’t want 
> unlicensed kids hitting the satellites!
> I have more, but this would easily become my presentation (or at least the 
> one I would definitely attend), and I’m sure you already have a plan of 
> presentation laid out.
> Good luck, and I hope you spark some interest in a few kids.  Be sure to 
> report back on the response you get (please).
> Tom WZ9U
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