AMSAT-DC Workshop on Portable Satellite Ground Stations

REGISTER NOW for the AMSAT-DC Spring Workshop 2013.  Those who wish to attend the “Workshop on Portable Satellite Ground Stations” on Saturday, March 23, must call Martha in advance at AMSAT headquarters at 301-589-6062 to receive a workshop registration number.  Your unique registration number is your ticket to get in, starting at 9:00 A.M. EDT.  There will be no registration at the door.

The suggested donation for advanced registration and admission for non-members is $25.  Registration for each AMSAT member who participates in the event and registers in advance is free.  “The $25 USD donations collected by Martha will go directly to a worthy cause,” says AMSAT Area Coordinator Pat Kilroy, “namely, to the AMSAT Fox Project.”

In lieu of the $25 suggested donation by non-members, one may apply for AMSAT membership with Martha at the standard rate and then receive a workshop registration number for free.

The door to the Visitor Center auditorium at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland (ZIP Code 20771) will open for station set ups no earlier than 9:00 A.M.  The program will officially begin at ten and run nearly all day continuously, easily to 4:00 P.M. or beyond.  Participants are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch.  Drinks and condiments will be donated by fellow AMSAT members.

The workshop program will be informal, with participants given the floor to show their wares and explain their operation.  That is, one teaching one another the best practices, tools and techniques of successful satellite contacts.  “Our program will be an experiment unto itself to gauge interest and to plan future AMSAT workshops.  Feedback is always welcome,” says Pat.

All participants are encouraged to bring their wares to assemble, show and explain.

To volunteer or ask questions contact Pat Kilroy, N8PK, at n8pk @