Special Visiting Guest Speakers - Wednesday March 22, 2017

There will be a special meeting tomorrow (3/22) from 7:15 pm (sharp) to about 8:30 pm in Squires 232 (not Squires 342). This meeting will feature presentations from visiting guest speakers Dr. Anthea Coster and Dr. Phil Erickson (W1PJE) of MIT Haystack Observatory. Dr. Coster will give a talk titled "Brief Introduction and Examples of Satellite Tracking at Radio Frequencies". Dr. Erickson will speak about "New Amateur Radio Collaborations at MIT Haystack Observatory". (See the following abstracts for details.) Everyone (members and non-members) are invited to attend and we will provide Carol Lee doughnuts. Also, before the meeting, we will be taking Dr. Coster and Dr. Erickson out to dinner at the Cellar (302 North Main Street, next to Chipotle) around 5pm. Everyone is invited to join us there for dinner and casual conversation!

April 23, 2014 Meeting: Spring 2014 Update on Virginia Tech 10 GHz Moonbounce Efforts

Undergraduate students in the Virginia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department are working toward communicating with other amateur radio operators by reflecting signals off of the moon (Earth-Moon-Earth/EME/Moonbounce) The students are working with Dr. Denis Sweeney and Kim Homer to convert an abandoned KU-band uplink facility on the Virginia Tech campus for use as an EME station in the 10 GHz amateur band. This presentation was given to the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association on April 23, 2014.


Dr. Dennis Sweeney, call sign WA4LPR, will be attending our next meeting to pitch an exciting opportunity to participate in an Earth-Moon-Earth (aka Moon Bounce) project.

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