Tuesday, April 20, 2010

W1RJA EME event with Arecibo

The EME event at the Eastern VHF Conference was a big success! We participated in the Echoes of Apollo on the air event and successfully made contact with KP4AO at the Arecibo Observatory. I put together a 10 minute video that shows the station and our contact. I also has some comedic relief towards the end!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Arecibo Moon Bounce this weekend

This coming weekend (April 16-18th, 2010) is the Echos of Apollo EME event. A group of hams will be operating EME from the world famouse Arecebo observatory in Puerto Rico.

This weekend is also the Eastern VHF Conference hosted by the NEWS group. I will be in attendace at the conference doing some video taping.

A bonus for anyone attending the conference, Dave, K1WHS, has been hard at work building a 432MHz EME station that will be assembled Saturday morning. This station is complete with a 1500w amp and dual long-yagi's on an Az-el rotor. Should be a fun time for anyone in attendance, hopefully we'll have some video sometime next week.

Monday, April 12, 2010

WA1MBA Plays with Lasers!

Tom Williams gave a little demo of what various consumer lasers are capable of at the March NEWS meeting in Longmeadow, MA.