October President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement
The temperatures have begun to edge ever colder and the leaves have begun their changes. As the days become shorter and summer storms lessen, the lower bands become more intriguing to operate.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
On Thursday, there will be a meeting and video-conference about the application process for hosting an ARISS event. The Salem-South Lyon Library is hosting the meeting and will include representatives from the South Lyon Schools and a local ARISS-experienced ham. The meeting will go from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Salem-South Lyon Library on October 11th.
Astronomy at the Beach
We had a great time at the 2018 Astronomy at the Beach event on September 14th and 15th. Many visitors stopped by and were introduced to the various facets of the hobby. A video shot by Mike K8MRD highlights some of the activity.
Presentation-Show and Tell
“AMSAT: Current Status and Future Plans”
Come discuss Amateur Satellites with Keith, KB1SF/VA3KSF
Treasurer and Past President of AMSAT-NA.
Keith lives in Ontario, near the border of Michigan. He is active in many areas of the hobby. I would recommend checking out his web page.
When: Sunday October 14th, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT
Where: Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House
- AMSAT: Current Status and Future Plans
- Verify Quorum
Secretary’s report from last meeting
- ARISS Proposal
- Event/Field Day
- Web Committee