December 2017 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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December Meeting

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017.
6:30 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Golden Corral
2265 Whiskey Rd
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

BUSINESS: Club Christmas Dinner, Volunteer recognition and installation of officers.
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North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club

Our next meeting will be held on December 13 at 3:45 in the Auditorium.
We are also working to build an Amateur Radio station that will remain at the school. We have been offered any locked closet in the auditorium to use for storing our equipment. The school is also willing to have antennas permanently placed on the roof of the auditorium.

Schofield's Amateur Radio Club has offered the use of some of their surplus equipment until we can obtain our own. If you have any radios, antennas, or any other radio related equipment you are willing to donate to our efforts, we would be thankful!
We have also started a GoFundMe to help raise money to buy any equipment we need. You can donate by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/high-school-amateur-radio-club. Any money raised above our goal will be used for materials to teach the teens about Amateur Radio.

We will need to purchase a locked cabinet like the one at Schofield to help secure our equipment. Donations to help fund the new club would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Mike, NC8N for the donations he has made so far.

Thank you all in advance for all your help and support!
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AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use!

AMSAT-NA's latest Amateur Radio CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), now known as AO-91, has been opened for general use. AMSAT Engineering officially announced that AO-91 was ready for use at 0650 UTC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. AMSAT VP of Engineering, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, turned over operation to Mark Hammond, N8MH, and AMSAT Operations during a contact on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over the Eastern US, AMSAT said in a bulletin.

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series was launched on November 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Telemetry is downlinked via the DUV sub-audible telemetry stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software.

A 1U CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is a joint mission of AMSAT and the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) at Vanderbilt University. AMSAT constructed the rest of the satellite, including the spaceframe, on-board computer, and power system. The Amateur Radio package is similar to that currently on orbit on AO-85, with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. -- Thanks to AMSAT News Service
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