October President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Hello Fall

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.


Meeting Announcement

When: Sunday October 14th, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT

Where: Witch’s Hat Depot – Freight House


  • AMSAT: Current Status and Future Plans

Attendance Sheet

  • Verify Quorum

Secretary’s report from last meeting


Treasurer’s report

President’s Report

  • ARISS Proposal

Vice-President’s Report

Committee Reports

  • Event/Field Day
  • Web Committee

Old Business

New Business

Meeting Adjournment

About John Haworth

John T. Haworth, SLAARC

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