2021 Virginia QSO Party – Let’s Do This!

UPDATE: CLICK HERE for 2021 Virginia QSO Party information. This includes links to everything you’ll need to participate, including lists of logging software. There are at least two special event stations:

  1. N4P – Kenny Silverman K2KW
  2. K4V – Rich Kennedy K3VAT. Rich will be operating mostly digital modes primarily on 80 and 40, but also 160 and 2 meters. PSK, RTTY, and some FT8.

There will be lots of rovers, and you get extra points for these mobile stations.

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Green Bank Observatory STEM Educator will speak to SVARC

At its March 4, 2021 membership meeting, we’re delighted to welcome Luci Finucan, who is part of the STEM Education team at Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, WV. A physics major with graduate work in education, Luci is one of a few international ambassadors accepted into an elite STEM education program called the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) .

UPDATE after presentation: Here is the public link about the Greenbank Radio Telescope Facilities: it’s a beautiful, 12-page color PDF with many of the facts and figures that Luci shared with us. Continue reading below for more about the observatory and about Luci.

https://greenbankobservatory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-Green-Bank-Observatory-Facilities-Booklet.pdf

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Amateur Radio in the International Space Station

SVARC VP Rich Kennedy K3VAT reminded us at the last meeting that the International Space Station has an amateur radio station onboard. Here’s a link for getting more information about how to contact them:

https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

Here is the public link about the Greenbank Radio Telescope Facilities: it’s a beautiful, 12-page color PDF with many of the facts and figures that Luci shared with us last meeting.

https://greenbankobservatory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-Green-Bank-Observatory-Facilities-Booklet.pdf

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