Cal Poly Trip: Cubesats and W6BHZ

Thanks to support from the electrical engineering department, club members Aidan Montare KB3UMD, Skylar Dannhoff KD9JPX and Kristina Collins KD8OXT were able to visit Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for the annual Cubesat Developers Workshop, as well as the first annual Cubesat training course.  While there, we also took the opportunity to visit W6BHZ, Cal Poly’s exceptionally active amateur radio club. A grand and very educational time was had by all.

The Performing Arts Center, complete with pipe organ.


Skylar tries out a Hololens-based orbital mechanics demonstration from JPL.

Dinner at the SLO Farmers Market.

Per tradition, the Cubesat Developers Workshop concluded with a bonfire at Avila Beach.

The W6BHZ antennas.

Outside W6BHZ’s shack.

Inside W6BHZ’s shack.

Graduation flair. (We should do this at Case…)

Eyeball QSOs.

Sundry equipment, including some elegant tape measure Yagis.

Surveying the Cal Poly campus from the hillside P.

Spring 2019 SCR – CWRU Places 2nd

Scores are up for February’s School Club Round-Up:

With 80,465 points, W8EDU won second place among college/university stations, after Purdue University’s station W9YB with 145,644 points.

As usual, the top scorers in elementary, middle and high school categories defeated us all. Think of Case, young friends, when it comes time for you to choose a college… W8EDU is always open to give tours for prospective students.

Announcement of New Departmental Degree Requirements in EECS

Be aware that similar to the medical school’s USMLE promotion requirements, the department will be requiring of all
Graduating seniors:  Amateur radio Technician class licensure
Master’s candidates: General class
Doctoral candidates: Amateur Extra class
Contact the Case Amateur Radio Club for its license exam schedules and study guide suggestions.  You may take the exam anywhere that it is offered; present a watermarked-official copy of your license for verification.
April Fool!– but really, these exams aren’t hard and the radio club is here for you.  Every engineer should have an amateur radio license!  It’s fun!
            73 (amateur radio operator’s “best regards”),
              the officers of the Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU