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Hams in Space Recognized by SATERN!

Randy and Eddy from the Hams in Space Team were recently presented with Certificates of Special Recognition after providing their Hams in Space Presentation at their monthly meeting in Olathe, Kansas on the evening of May 11, 2015.

This wasd a very fun presentation, and served as a good "dress rehersal" before our presentation at the Dayton National Hamvention on May 16, 2015. Thanks SATERN, this was unexpected, and a very nice gesture!


 

2015 is Shaping Up to be Another Big Year for Hams in Space!

If you’re from the Kansas City Metro Region, you’ve likely seen the Hams in Space Presentation by KDØHKD Randy Schulze, KYØF Eddy Paul, and ACØDX Jeremy Widner at your local radio club meeting or at one of the many fine hamfests in the region. They’ve appeared in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, and Ohio showing hams how easy and fun it is to get on the air with Amateur Radio Satellites, many times with equipment they may already own. The message Hams in Space has been giving is, “Keep it simple, and have fun!

We can’t believe it, but we’ve now been taking this dog and pony show to all corners of the Midwest for going on six years now! Hams in Space has appeared in videos, and a feature article in the November 2014 issue of CQ – Amateur Radio Magazine. We’ve had the honor and pleasure to work with two NASA Astronauts during our presentations, and have seen our work show up on web sites from around the world!

Believe it or not, while we’ve had a lot of fun providing this presentation, we’ve actually planned on not hitting the circuit as hard, or at least not to advertise the presentation as we’ve did in the past. None the less, requests for the presentation continue to arrive at our in box. So far, we have the following requests for 2015:

    • - Independence Emergency Operations Center, (Independence, MO) 7:00 PM, April 9, 2015
      - HMS Beagle Science Store, (Parkville, MO) 3:00 PM, April 12, 2015 http://hms-beagle.com/
      - Metro KC Area SATERN, (Olathe, KS) 7:00 PM, May 11, 2015
      - Dayton National Hamvention, (Dayton, OH) May 15, 2015 http://hamvention.org

The Hams in Space Team looks forward to seeing you at one of these venues!

Updated: 04MAY15



 

Hams in Space Present a Forum at the
National Hamvention at Dayton, Ohio

The Hams in Space Team of KDØHKD - Randy Schulze, KYØF – Eddy Paul, and ACØDX – Jeremy Widner gave their presentation on FM Amateur Radio Satellites as a Forum at the Dayton Hamvention on May 16th before a full room of 159 hams in the audiance. “We always hope for a good turnout,” said Randy, “But this exceeded our expectations!”

The team was surprised, and much honored to have NASA Astronaut, Colonel Doug Wheelock on hand to participate in the Hams in Space Presentation. Many will recall Colonel Wheelock’s time on the International Space Station in 2010 when he made many contacts to amateur radio operators around the world. Randy mentioned that he and the Astronaut had made contact during the very early morning hours in 2010 while Randy was driving cross country near Laramie, Wyoming when Colonel Wheelock’s voice came booming over the mobile unit that was scanning in the truck. Colonel Wheelock also remembered the contact with that mobile unit traveling across Wyoming at Oh-Dark-Thirty!

The Hams in Space presentation focuses on the FM Amateur Radio Satellites, demonstrating how easy it is for Hams interested in working satellites to get started, often with equipment they might already have on hand. During the presentation, an emphasis of ‘Keep it simple, and Have Fun!’ is stressed throughout. The audience was lively and entertained, and asked many really good questions, both during and after the presentation.

Looking back since 2010, Hams in Space Team has provided their presentation about thirty-eight times to amateur radio club meetings and hamfests in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Iowa; fine tuning and adjusting the presentation into the product that is presented today. “When we started our presentations back then, there were five, active FM Amateur Radio Satellites that could be worked,” explains Randy, “While there are launches and opportunities coming in the future, at present there is only one FM Amateur Radio Satellite, that being SO-50, and on occasion the International Space Station participates in making contacts with the Amateur Radio Community.” In spite of there being fewer satellites to work, the Hams in Space presentation continues to be in demand, and attracts an interested audience wherever they appear.

While the Dayton Hamvention has been a pinnacle for Hams in Space in providing presentations, the team extends their appreciation to the many organizations who have invited Hams in Space to appear at their events and meetings over the years. It’s the enthusiasm shown by these audiences that keep Hams in Space doing what they do!


L to R: KY0F Eddy Paul, KD0HKD Randy Schulze, Colonel, Doug Wheelock, and AC0DX Jeremy Widner

“The event staff at Dayton was outstanding, and really made our team feel like we were special guests; even going out of the way to show us where we could find things we were looking for, and making sure all the systems related to the presentation such as computers, mics, and PA Systems were up and working,” says Randy. “They’ve been doing this for quite a few years, and it shows!”

Updated: 23MAY14


Hams in Space to Appear at the Dayton National Hamvention!

If you’re from the Kansas City Metro Region, you’ve likely seen the Hams in Space Presentation by KDØHKD Randy Schulze, KYØF Eddy Paul, and ACØDX Jeremy Widner at your local radio club meeting or at one of the many fine hamfests in the region. They’ve appeared in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas showing hams how easy and fun it is to get on the air with Amateur Radio Satellites, many times with equipment they may already own. The message Hams in Space has been giving is, “Keep it simple, and have fun!

The team is very excited and proud to announce that Hams in Space will be providing their entertaining and informative presentation at the National Hamvention at Dayton, Ohio! They will be in Forum Room Two, at 2:30 PM, Friday, May 16th.

For more information on the many forums at the Dayton Hamvention, go to the web at:
http://www.hamvention.org/forums.php

For more information about the Hams in Space presentation, go to the web at:
http://hamsinspace.com

So if you’re in Dayton for the Big Show, why not stop in and see the side show by Hams in Space!

Updated: 02MAY14


2013 Has Been Another Great Season for Hams in Space!

Thanks Everyone!

I can't believe we're going on our fifth year of providing our presentation in 2014!

Eddy - KY0F, Jeremy - AC0DX, and Randy - KD0HKD visited and provided our presentation to nine Amateur Radio Clubs or Hamfests in the region during 2013, including the ARRL Midwest Division Convention! All included, these venues included:

Ft. Smith Area ARC Hamfest, (Ft. Smith, AR) Apr 06-13
ASCRA Conference, (Independence, MO) Apr 13-13
Bates County Hamfest, (Adrian, MO) May 11-13
Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hambash, (Warrensburg, MO) Jul 20-13
The Joplin Hamfest, (Joplin, MO) Aug 24-13
Santa Fe Trails ARC Edu-Fest, (Gardner, Kansas) Sep 14-13
Santa Fe Trails ARC (Gardner, KS) Oct 4-13
ARRL Midwest Convention, (Lebanon, MO) Nov 08 / 09-13
Raytown Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, (Raytown, MO) Nov 16-13

I have to tell you, we enjoyed every one of them! At the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, we got to rub elbows with a real, honest to goodness Astronaut!

Our calendar is pretty much wide open as we look ahead to 2014. If you would like our team to provide a presentation on Amateur Radio Satellites to your Amateur Radio Club or event, please contact me, KD0HKD - Randy Schulze by e-mail at: kd0hkd@everestkc.net, or go to http:// hamsinspace.com for additional details!

73! We hope to hear from you soon!

Updated 17FEB14


“Hams in Space” Team to Appear at ARRL Midwest Division Convention

“Hams in Space” team of Eddy Paul, KYØF; Jeremy Widner, ACØDX, and Randy Schulze, KDØHKD, will appear at the ARRL Midwest Division Convention, Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, in Lebanon, Missouri. The Hams in Space presentation explains how to successfully get on FM Amateur Radio satellites, in most cases with equipment operators typically already own. Their emphasis is to “keep it simple” and “have fun.” The “Hams in Space” presentation will take place Saturday at noon in Room A. A special guest will be NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel, N5RAW. A good pass of SO-50 will fit into the schedule, and plans call for one or two hands-on demonstrations, weather permitting.

Updated: 01NOV13


Hats Off to the Bates County Amateur Radio Club!

Eddy, KYØF and I returned from Adrian, Missouri this afternoon after having an excellent time at the Bates County Hamest in Adrian, Missouri where we were made to feel very welcome!

We were there provide our Hams in Space Presentation on working FM Amateur Radio Satellites to a respectable size audience followed by a hands-on demonstration in the parking lot. Three hams who have never worked satellites before tried their hand working a pass of SO-50, which came over the southern horizon in EM28 at about 12:11 PM-CDT. Between the three of them, I believe they made seven or eight successful contacts! (Thanks if you were at the other end of any of these QSOs!)

After all was said and done, we learned from Kevin Scrogham of the Bates County Amateur Radio Club, that their club is a very new organization, and that this was their very first attempt at a hamfest. Well you could have fooled me! Although small, this was a a very well organized event held in a great venue. The class room we used for our the presentation was comfortable, well set up with tables, chairs, and a screen and projector. It was the perfect size! The hamfest itself was in a large area with ample space for tables and exhibits, while a concession was set up with all the staple foods expected at a morning hamfest. (As you know, biscuits and gravy are to hams like doughnuts are to cops!)

Adrian, Missouri is about 45 miles, or just less than an hour's drive south of the Kansas City Metro Area. Based on the time of the year, and their location, I expect the Bates County Hamfest has the potential to become one of THE prominent hamfests in the region!

Keep up the good work, guys! Our hats are off to you!

73


Randy Schulze - KDØHKD
Hams in Space
Kansas City, Missouri
http://hamsinspace.com

Updated: 11MAY13


 

It Has Been Another Great Season for Hams in Space!

Thanks Everyone!

Eddy - KY0F, Jeremy - AC0DX, and Randy - KD0HKD visited and provided our presentation to ten Amateur Radio Clubs or Hamfests in the region during 2012. These venues included:

January - Pilot Knob Amateur Radio Club, Leavenworth, Kansas
January - North Kansas City Hamfest, North Kansas City, Missouri
April - Ararat Shrine Hambash, Kansas City, Missouri
June - Independence FM Amateur Radio Club, Independence, Missouri
July - Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Hambash, Warrensburg, Missouri
July - Communiversity; University of Missouri, Kansas City
August - The Joplin Hamfest, Joplin, Missouri
September - Santa Fe Trails ARC Edu-Fest, Gardner, Kansas
October - Southside ARC Ham Radio Octoberfest, Belton, Missouri
November - Raytown Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, Raytown, Missouri

I have to tell you, we enjoyed every one of them!

Our calendar is pretty much wide open as we look ahead to 2013. If you would like our team to provide a presentation on Amateur Radio Satellites to your Amateur Radio Club or event, please contact me, KD0HKD - Randy Schulze by e-mail at: kd0hkd@everestkc.net, or go to http:// hamsinspace.com for additional details!

73! We hope to hear from you soon!

Updated 17NOV12


 

Where will the Hams in Space Amateur Radio Satellite Team be presenting next?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

The team has presentations scheduled for several upcoming events. Maybe one will be near you!

10:30 AM, Saturday, April 21, 2012
2012 Ararat Shrine Hambash
5100 Ararat Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64129
http://www.hambash.com

7:00 PM, Monday, June 11, 2012
Independence FM Amateur Radio Club
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
2415 R. D. Mize Road
Independence, Missouri 64057
http://www.ifmarc.org

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2012 WAARCI Hambash by the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
YES Building, 130 SW State Route 13,
Warrensburg, Missouri
http://www.waarci.org

7:00 PM, Friday, July 20, 2012
Communiversity; University of Missouri, Kansas City
Flarsheim Hall, Room 260,
5110 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri
http://www.umkc.edu/commu/

Friday-Saturday, August 24-25, 2012
Joplin HAMFEST
More Details Comming Soon,
John Q.Hammons Convention Center
Joplin, Missouri
http://www.joplin-arc.org

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Santa Fe Trails ARC Edu-Fest
Johnson County Fairgrounds,
136 East Washington
Gardner, Kansas
http://www.sftarc.org/

Saturday, November 10, 2012
First Annual Raytown Amateur Radio Club HAMFEST
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #47
10220 East 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
http://k0gq.com/Raytown_2012_Hamfest.pdf

Updated 20APR12


Hams In Space Get A Great By Line in an ARRL
Article by Sterling Coffey

Check out this great article about "Hamfesting Like Crazy" in Missouri by Sterling Coffey. We're mentioned in the fourth paragraph!

http://www.arrl.org/news/youth-hamradio-fun-hamfesting-like-crazy

Updated 03MAR12



Interested in having the Hams In Space Team coming to your
Amateur Radio Club, Hamfest, Or Event?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX
are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites. Go to our new web site, http://HamsInSpace.com to learn how you can schedule the Hams in Space Team to provide their informative and entertaining presentation to you!

Updated 28FEB12


Where will the Hams in Space Amateur Radio Satellite Team be presenting next?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

The team has presentations scheduled for several upcoming events. Maybe one will be near you!

7:30 PM, Thursday January 5, 2012
Pilot Knob Amateur Radio Club
4501 Commercial Place, Suite 101B
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
http://www.pkarc.net/index.html

January 21, 2012
Third Annual North Kansas City HAMFEST
One block east of North Oak & I-29
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivian Road
Kansas City, Missouri
Watch the Hamfest Web Site for Time and Date Details
http://www.northkchamfest.com


Interested in having the Hams In Space Team coming to your
Amateur Radio Club, Hamfest, Or Event?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX
are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites. Go to our new web site, http://HamsInSpace.com to learn how you can schedule the Hams in Space Team to provide their informative and entertaining presentation to you!

Updated 06DEC11


 

Where will the Hams in Space Amateur Radio Satellite Team be presenting next?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

The team has presentations scheduled for several upcoming events. Maybe one will be near you!

7:30 PM, Thursday January 5, 2012
Pilot Knob Amateur Radio Club
4501 Commercial Place, Suite 101B
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
http://www.pkarc.net/index.html

January 21, 2012
Third Annual North Kansas City HAMFEST
One block east of North Oak & I-29
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivian Road
Kansas City, Missouri
Watch the Hamfest Web Site for Time and Date Details
http://www.northkchamfest.com


Interested in having the Hams In Space Team coming to your
Amateur Radio Club, Hamfest, Or Event?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX
are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites. Go to our new web site, http://HamsInSpace.com to learn how you can schedule the Hams in Space Team to provide their informative and entertaining presentation to you!

The Hams in Space Videos are Being Noticed in the UK!

The Hams in Space Team, also known as the KC Satellite Team consisting of Randy Schulze KDØHKD, Eddy Paul KYØF, and Jeremy Widner KØPDX are the hams who have been providing presentations on FM Amateur Radio Satellites around the Midwest region. As many of you know, they have started producing videos on various topics related to the Amateur Radio Satellites, and have published them on YouTube and on their web site, http://hamsinspace.com.

To our surprise, these videos have been noticed by Amateur Radio Satellite Enthusiasts in England. The Southside Amateur Radio Club in London who is well known for their Amateur Radio News Website has published two articles about the Hams in Space Videos, with the most recent article at: http://www.southgatearc.org/news/november2011/hams_in_space.htm

“While reviewing traffic statistics for the Hams in Space website, I noticed a lot of activity being generated from the UK’s Southgate Website referring “hits” to our website,” said Randy. “I browsed over to their news list, and sure enough, there was a story about our videos. We’re flattered, and pretty excited!”

You can see the Hams in Space Videos on YouTube by doing a search on “Hams In Space” or you can download the HD versions of the videos at: http://hamsinspace.com/SightsAndSounds/index.htm.

Updated 19NOV11


What a Great Radio Season It Has Been!!!

Randy - KDØHKD, Eddy – KYØF, and Jeremy – KØPDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

Eddy and I had an OUTSTANDING time at the Joplin Hamfest on August 27, 2011! They really know how to host an event, and they really made us feel welcome!

We had a very respectable turn out for our presentation that morning, where we explained to the audience how we work the FM Satellites. Later that morning, we had an even better turn out in the parking lot where we hosted a hands-on demonstration during an overhead pass of the SO-50 Satellite! This is where we put HTs and antennas in the hands of those in attendance to try working one of the birds for the first time. What a success! Several of the participants told the hamfest organizers that they were now "Hooked on Satellites!"

A Tip of the Hat to all hams at the other end of the satellite signal in North America who were there to make this demonstration so successful! Thanks!

On September 20, 2011, Eddy and Randy appeared at the Southside Amateur Radio Club at Belton, Missouri and provided a presentation on Amateur FM Radio Satellites to a fun bunch of hams. Thanks for the Invitation!!!

October 6th through the 9th was our annual Fall Serving of Fish and Ham at Bennett Spring State Park in South-Central Missouri. This is where twice a year, (once in the spring and once in the fall,) Randy - KDØHKD, Jeremy - KØPDX, and Eddy - KYØF, and sometimes one or two other guys go Trout Fishing, and bring all the ham radio toys along. From this Grid Square: EM-37 location, we made plenty of HF contacts around North America, as well as a number of Satellite Contacts, including W5MPC, N8RO, ND9M, ACØRA, W0HDB, W7JPI, N5ZNL, and WA5KBH. (Thanks Guys!)

While in the neighborhood of Bennett Spring, we moved a tad bit down the road that Saturday Evening to Nixa, Missouri, (between Springfield and Branson,) where Randy, Jeremy, and Eddy gave our presentation on Amateur FM Radio Satellites to the Nixa Amateur Radio Club. We expect to hear some of these active hams talking across the satellites soon! I even purchased a NIXA ARC T-Shirt! Thanks, we had a lot of fun at Nixa!

Next up on our calendar, is a Satellite Presentation for Wyandotte County RACES at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2011. This presentation will be at:

7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wyandotte County Emergency Management Office

City Hall of Kansas City, Kansas
701 North 7th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

We hope to see you there!

Until then, 73!

Randy - KDØHKD

 

Here’s what others are saying about the Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation:

“…I wondered how in the world do those guys hit satellites? Well they obviously needed additional radios for additional bands, weird looking antennas with rotors (more than one), etc, etc, etc. Not so, as I now see. Your presentation shows how easy it can be.”

    – Tom Klamt – KEØQL, Bellevue, Nebraska

“Randy started the evening by telling the group that they are not experts. Well, you couldn't tell it. They kept our group entertained for a solid hour talking about everything from the type of satellites to the equipment needed and the frequencies to work the "birds." If your club hasn't had the chance to invite these folks to come and do their presentation, you're passing up a great opportunity. I highly recommend you put them on your schedule.”

    – Corey Mesembrink – KCØYNS, Columbia, Missouri

For information on scheduling the KC Amateur Radio Satellite Team to give a presentation at your Amateur Radio Club Meeting or Event, contact Randy Schulze by E-Mail at: kd0hkd@everestkc.net or visit the web site at http://kd0hkd.com/satellite

Updated 10OCT11

 

Where will the KC Amateur Radio Satellite Team be presenting next?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

The team has presentations scheduled for several upcoming events. Maybe one will be near you!

7:00 PM, Wednesday July 13, 2011
Douglas County Amateur Radio Club
Douglas County Fairgrounds Bldg #1
2130 Harper, Lawrence, Kansas
http://www.w0uk.net/w0uk/Welcome.html

August 27, 2011
Joplin Hamfest
Holiday Inn Convention Center
I-44 at Exit 8-B, Joplin, Missouri
Watch the Hamfest Web Site for Time and Date Details
http://www.joplin-arc.org/pages/hamfest.html

6:00 P M, Saturday, October 8, 2011
Nixa Amateur Radio Club
Nixa Fire Department, 301 Nicholas Road, Nixa, Missouri
http://www.nixahams.net

Here’s what others are saying about the Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation:

“…I wondered how in the world do those guys hit satellites? Well they obviously needed additional radios for additional bands, weird looking antennas with rotors (more than one), etc, etc, etc. Not so, as I now see. Your presentation shows how easy it can be.”

    – Tom Klamt – KE0QL, Bellevue, Nebraska

“Randy started the evening by telling the group that they are not experts. Well, you couldn't tell it. They kept our group entertained for a solid hour talking about everything from the type of satellites to the equipment needed and the frequencies to work the "birds." If your club hasn't had the chance to invite these folks to come and do their presentation, you're passing up a great opportunity. I highly recommend you put them on your schedule.”

    – Corey Mesembrink – KC0YNS, Columbia, Missouri

For information on scheduling the KC Amateur Radio Satellite Team to give a presentation at your Amateur Radio Club Meeting or Event, contact Randy Schulze by E-Mail at: kd0hkd@everestkc.net or visit the web site at http://kd0hkd.com/satellite

Updated 01JUL11

Where will the KC Amateur Radio Satellite Team be presenting next?

Randy - KD0HKD, Eddy – KY0F, and Jeremy – K0PDX are still providing their Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation for Hams interested in communication via the Amateur Radio FM Satellites.

The team has presentations scheduled for several upcoming events. Maybe one will be near you!

11:00 AM, Saturday, March 19, 2011
ARRL Nebraska State Convention at the Lincoln Hamfest
Lancaster Event Center, 84th and Havelock Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska
http://lincolnhamfest.org
  • 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 23, 2011
    Ararat Hambash
    5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, Missouri
    http://www.hambash.com

    7:00 PM, Monday, June 6, 2011
    Clay County Amateur Radio Club
    Training Room, Clay County Sheriff's Office
    Mill and Main Streets, Liberty, Missouri

    http://www.qsl.net/w0te/

  • 6:00 P M, Saturday, October 8, 2011
    Nixa Amateur Radio Club
    Nixa Fire Department, 301 Nicholas Road, Nixa, Missouri

    http://www.nixahams.net/

Here’s what others are saying about the Amateur Radio Satellite Presentation:

“…I wondered how in the world do those guys hit satellites? Well they obviously needed additional radios for additional bands, weird looking antennas with rotors (more than one), etc, etc, etc. Not so, as I now see. Your presentation shows how easy it can be.”

    – Tom Klamt – KE0QL, Bellevue, Nebraska

“Randy started the evening by telling the group that they are not experts. Well, you couldn't tell it. They kept our group entertained for a solid hour talking about everything from the type of satellites to the equipment needed and the frequencies to work the "birds." If your club hasn't had the chance to invite these folks to come and do their presentation, you're passing up a great opportunity. I highly recommend you put them on your schedule.”

    – Corey Mesembrink – KC0YNS, Columbia, Missouri

For information on scheduling the KC Amateur Radio Satellite Team to give a presentation at your Amateur Radio Club Meeting or Event, contact Randy Schulze by E-Mail at: kd0hkd@everestkc.net or visit the web site at http://kd0hkd.com/satellite

Updated 01MAR11

Announcement!

Our presentation on Amateur Radio Satellites is hitting the road again. This time, to Gardner, Kansas and Joplin, Missouri!
Friday, January 21, 2011:
The Santa Fe Trails ARC Amateur Radio Fun Night meets at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 21st at the Sawyer Insurance Agency, 230 Main Street, Gardner, Kansas.
http://sftarc.org

Tuesday, February 22, 2011:
The Central States Amateur Radio Association meets at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, February 22nd at the Red Cross Building located at 4th and Jackson Avenue, Joplin, Missouri.
http://www.joplin-arc.org/

For operators planning to attend who own the Yaesu FT-60R or the Yaesu VX-3R HT Radios; bring your radios along to the presentation, as programming of some of the popular FM Satellite Frequencies will be available.

We have also been invited to provide our presentation at the Ararat Hambash in Kansas City, Missouri on April 23, 2011! http://www.hambash.com/

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events soon!


 

Announcement!

The KD0HKD Presentation on Amateur Radio Satellites is on the road again! This time, we’re going to Nebraska!

7:30 PM, Thursday, September 16, 2010:
The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club, which meets at the Bellevue Masonic Hall, 1908 Franklin Street, Bellevue, Nebraska. This location is directly across the street from Washington Park. For more detailed directions and more information about the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club, go to: http://www.bellevuearc.org

8:30 AM, Saturday, September 18, 2010:
The Midway Amateur Radio Club, which meets at Sydney’s Restaurant, 1010 3rd Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska. For more information about the Midway Amateur Radio Club, go to: http://w0ky.kearney.net

For operators planning to attend who own the Yaesu FT-60R or the Yaesu VX-3R HT Radios; bring your radios along to the presentation, as programming of some of the popular FM Satellite Frequencies will be available.


 

Announcement!

I am proud to report, that effective January 20, 2010, I am the 509th recipient of the AMSAT OSCAR Satellite Communications Achievement Award for making successful, verified contact with stations in over 20 States or Provinces in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. AMSAT has offered this award since December 31, 1969.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/awards/viewAward.php?t=satcom

To my surprise, I’m proud to also report that effective January 20, 2010, I am the 142nd radio operator from the United States to be awarded the South African AMSAT Communications Award in recognition of making over twenty-five verified contacts via qualifying, Phase 2 Satellites. I was not expecting this award, but am proud and honored to be receiving it. This award has been offered in the US since November 15, 1995.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/awards/viewAward.php?t=SAAmsat

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially known) was first formed in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an educational organization. Its goal was to foster Amateur Radio's participation in space research and communication. AMSAT was founded to continue the efforts, begun in 1961, by Project OSCAR, a west coast USA-based group which built and launched the very first Amateur Radio satellite, OSCAR, on December 12, 1961, barely four years after the launch of Russia's first Sputnik.



 

 

 
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