[amsat-bb] AMSAT at ScienceCity in Tucson AZ (11-12 March 2017)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Mar 8 20:26:23 UTC 2017

This weekend - Friday and Saturday, 11-12 March 2017 - AMSAT will be part
of the booth for the University of Arizona Amateur Radio Club (K7UAZ) at
ScienceCity, a large science fair that will be held on the University of
Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona.

ScienceCity is advertised as the largest STEM event in Arizona, and has a
lot of participation from different parts of the university and other
groups from Tucson and southern Arizona. There is also a book fair that
takes place at the same time in the same area, and these events usually
draw well over 60,000 visitors for each day. More information about
ScienceCity is available at:


The K7UAZ club will have an HF station operating at its booth during the
two-day event. In addition to this, I will have demonstrations of amateur
satellite operation using my portable equipment from somewhere near the
K7UAZ booth. At this moment, I think that the satellite operations will
be done using my WD9EWK call, but I could end up using K7UAZ as I did for
the satellite demonstrations last year. If you hear me on the satellites,
using either of these call signs, please call and be a part of the
demonstrations. If available, I hope to also try working the digipeaters
on the ISS and NO-84, along with the other satellites in FM and SSB. The
Tucson area is in grid DM42.

If I use WD9EWK for the demonstrations, I will upload my log to Logbook
of the World, and issue QSL cards on request (please e-mail me directly
with QSO details). If I operate as K7UAZ, I will provide the club with a
log, and any QSL requests would need to be sent to the address listed on
QRZ.com for K7UAZ with SASE. K7UAZ does not use LOTW at this time.

During the weekend, as I have done for the past two events, I will tweet
updates including pictures from the event, and when I plan on working
different satellite passes using my @WD9EWK Twitter account. If you do
not use Twitter but want to see these updates, please visit:


Thanks, and 73!

Twitter: @WD9EWK

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