September POTA Event – Astronomy at the Beach

SLAARC will be at the annual Astronomy at the Beach event, Friday September 13th and Friday September 14th. The Astronomy event begins at 6:00 PM both days. However, SLAARC will operate outside of this schedule. Our tentative location is between the structure and the parking lot, as it was in 2017.

N8SL at the 2017 AATB

The SLAARC Agenda

Friday, September 13

Set-up demo table ~5:00 PM

Operate until Sundown – may go longer if crowds and weather are good

Saturday, September

Activate Island Lake Rec Area ~2:00 PM

Set-up demo table ~5:00 PM

Operate until Sundown – may go longer if crowds and weather are good

Hints for Attending the Event

  • If the weather is poor, we will probably not operate, however, the astonomy presentations will still take place. Will monitor the N8SL repeater.
  • Lots of kids attend, need to ensure safety of equipment set-up
  • As darkness approaches, the telescope observation area’s become sensitive to light. Bring red lights if planning to be there for observing.
  • Island Lake is a park, make 10 QSO’s and you have successfully activated the park. It still counts for personal call signs when using the club call.

John T. Haworth, President, SLAARC

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