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In Brief...

from The ARRL Letter on May 2, 2019
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In Brief...

School Club Roundup (SCR) certificates are now available for the February 2019 event as well as for any future SCRs. Download these via the Certificate menu item on the ARRL Contests Portal http://contests.arrl.org/. Top US/Canada performers included the Russell Elementary Amateur Radio Club (KM4RE) in the Elementary/Primary category; Schofield Middle School Ham Radio Club (N4SMS) in Middle/Intermediate/Junior High category; LASA High School Amateur Radio Club (K5LBJ) in the Senior High category, and Purdue University (W9YB) in the College/University category. Complete results http://contests.arrl.org/scrscores.php?id=595 are on the School Club Roundup Results page.

Some 50 students in Gujarat, India, on April 12 were introduced to Amateur Radio, satellites, and Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS http://www.ariss.org). Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, gave a brief talk on Amateur Radio, the ISS, ham satellites, astronauts, and the April ARISS SSTV event. During a visible pass of the ISS, Vagadia, using a three-element Yagi, handheld transceiver, and a recording device, was able to record two SSTV images. "It was an exciting experience for all, sighting the ISS, and at the same time getting signals from it," Vagadia commented afterward. "[It] felt like having a handshake with the ISS crew!" Decoded images were shared with all students as souvenirs.

AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, the day before Dayton Hamvention http://www.hamvention.org. AMSAT says this is a unique opportunity for both beginners and advanced satellite operators to learn about Amateur Radio in space and working the FM, linear transponder, and digital satellites now in orbit. AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, 9 AM until 5 PM, at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) clubhouse, 6619 Bellefontaine Road, in Dayton, Ohio. The $85 registration fee includes a full day of instruction taught by some of the most-accomplished AMSAT operators; a digital copy of Getting Started with Amateur Satellites (2019 ed.); 1 year of AMSAT Basic membership; pizza buffet lunch, and an invitation to the Thursday night AMSAT get together at Ticket Pub & Eatery in Fairborn. Registration closes on May 10 and will not be available at the door. No refunds or cancellations. Register at the AMSAT Store https://www.amsat.org/product/amsat-academy-registration/.

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