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…)
Sundry equipment, including some elegant tape measure Yagis.
Surveying the Cal Poly campus from the hillside P.
W8EDU made the green box in this year’s Frequency Measurement Test, as well as getting some nice shoutouts in the soapboxes of some other stations: http://fmt.arrl.org/fmtcurresults.php
Enjoyed an eyeball QSO this evening with Anthony KG7YTR from K7UAZ at the University of Arizona. If you’re a ham visiting Cleveland, be sure to stop by. See you on the air!
Works perfectly. Now to find a place to put it…
One of this semester’s CARC-advised senior projects. Testing will commence at 11:30 am tomorrow at Van Horn Field!
Congratulations to Lowell Katz KE8BGA on his upgrade to Extra!
Scores are up for February’s School Club Round-Up: http://contests.arrl.org/scrscores.php?id=595
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.
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