July 2013 Club Meeting - "Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches"

 

July 19, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

 

Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches

Presented By 

Professor David Iadevaia, KF7MZY

Prof. Iadevaia will speak on the importance of Ham Radio in high altitude balloon launch, tracking and recovery. The high altitude balloon activity is part of NASA Space Grant program which sponsors high altitude balloon programs at the colleges and universities in Arizona.

Some topics he will cover from an actual flight:

APRS
Cross Band repeater
Flight Computer
Accelerometer
Video
Photographic imaging
How to get involved
ANSR (Arizona Near Space Research)
Video from 87,000 feet over Picacho Peak

Here is an example of an actual photo taken from the balloon:

 

May 2012 Club Meeting - "SteppIR Antennas"


May 17, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

SteppIR Antennas

Presented by Gary Pierce, AE7GP

Gary has arranged for a representative from SteppIR antennas to give us a presentation on their products via SKYPE.  More information to follow. 

April 2013 Club Meeting - "Practical Solar for the Ham Operator"

April 19, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave.
Oro Valley, AZ
 

Practical Solar for the Ham Operator

presented by Tim Brown KF7SYU and Taylor Peterson NN3T

 

Topics to include:
Solar vs a generator.
Grid tie and off grid systems.
Why some solar systems won't work in an emergency?
DC systems vs AC inverters
What kind of batteries do I need?
How large of a system do I need?
How much does it cost?
What is the investment payback?
How do I get started?