Stem Students Launch APRS on a Rocket

Students from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch built a payload that was launched on a 25-foot ULA rocket in Pueblo on July 18. From left to right are, ULA mentor Taheem Williams, Bryon Paul Veal of APRL,  STEM students  Alex Gentilucci (front), Gunnar Enserro, Grayson Gerlich and Ari Martinez and instructor/former ULA engineer Jeff Dunker.

Six students from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch built a payload and flew it aboard a 25-foot rocket in Pueblo on July 18.

The payload is a 2-meter, 2-pound Automatic Packet Reporting System beacon that transmits radio frequencies to determine GPS data, elevation, speed and altitude while in flight at 10,000 feet.

http://coloradocommunitymedia.com/stories/STEM-kids-launch-into-learning-with-rocketry,193925

ARISS SSTV Images

ARISS SSTV Images to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this historic international event, the ARISS team has developed a series of 12 Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images that will be sent down for reception by schools, educational organizations and ham radio operators, worldwide.  The SSTV images areplanned to start sometime Saturday morning, July 18 and run through Sunday July 19.  These dates are tentative and are subject to change.  The SSTV images can be received on 145.80 MHz and displayed using several different SSTV computer programs that are available on the internet.

http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.ca/2015/07/ariss-sstv-images-to-commmemorate-40th.html

Thanks to Jeff, (VE3COJ).

 

Choosing the best Android Tablet for Radio Communications

In this video we go through the 4 most important points to consider when investing in a new or used Android tablet for radio communications.If you want to get your comms up, this is the right place to start!

Android provides us with a lightweight, cost effective platform, which can be recharged with small solar panels in the field.