The former Editor of the AMSAT Journal, Russ Tillman K5NRK, and his long-time partner, Eddie Pettis N5JGK presented “Amateur Radio Satellites: An Introduction and Demo of AO-85” to a packed house at the February meeting of CMSARA. A tour de force of experience, Russ and Eddie taught attendees about the origins of how amateurs got satellites included on NASA missions, how NASA benefited by adopting ham radio technology, and how easy it is to get started working the “birds”. A demonstration in the parking lot was conducted with Eddie Pettis narrating the activities. At least one new ham committed to getting into the world of satellites during the program. Others may indeed follow! Our Vicksburg ARC neightbors were given a standing ovation at the end of the presentation. (more…)
2018 -19 Board has been elected!
TWO UPCOMING VOTES TO CHANGE THE BYLAWS! See the note at the top of the page.
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Board meetings are now held at 6pm on the same day as the general association meeting!
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CMSARA Event Calendar
- LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- KQ6RS Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award
- FCC Re-Charters Technological Advisory Council for New Term
- Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced
- Educator, Author, Contester Fred Cady, KE7X, SK
- ITU Working Party 5A1 Completes Draft New Report on WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.1
- June Event in Europe to Assess Activity, Ability to Share Spectrum on 6 Meters
- Yasme Foundation Designates Supporting Grant, Excellence Award Recipients
- AMSAT-NA Issues Call for Board of Directors’ Nominations