Below are the DSES Technical & Operations Meetings Minutes for November 12, 2018 and January 14, 2019, by DSES Vice President and Acting Secretary Bill Miller. Please click the links to open the PDF files.
By Paul Berge.
Winston W. Scott Jr. “ Scotty” callsign K0TEP and a DSES lifetime member died Feb 2, 2018.
Scotty was a true gentleman and a scholar.
He was born in Escondido, Ca in 1935. He earned an Electrical Engineering (EE) degree at UC Berkeley and was employed by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in Boulder in the Electromagnetic Engineering Lab for many years.
He was the sole inventor of an RF amp-meter patented while he worked there. His work included papers published in the IEEE Proceedings.
Scotty married Barbara in 1959 and they raised four daughters. After more than 50 years of marriage Barbara died in 2017.
Scotty was aware of the work done by NBS at the Table Mountain Field Site, which included thunderstorm detection, over the horizon radar, tropospheric-scatter, and he also knew that the 18 meter dishes were abandoned.
DSES was founded by engineers Jan King and Rex Craig, Scotty’s son-in-law (also at NBS/NIST), who were working on AMSAT micro-satellites. They were able to convince the Department of Commerce that letting this amateur group use an 18 meter dish on Table Mountain was a good idea.
Scotty provided inspiration, interest, and funding to help launch and sustain DSES on Table Mountain for many years.
After his work at NBS, Scotty co-founded Laerie Inc. in Berthoud, CO, a successful business specializing in repair calibration and certification of test and measurement equipment.
Scotty was a kind and generous man who is being missed by all who knew him. DSES probably wouldn’t have existed without him.
Deep Space Exploration Society
4164 Austin Bluffs, #562
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-2928
To all Deep Space Exploration Society (DSES) Current and Former Members:
Want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Today marks the first day of our 2019 membership drive. DSES started the year 2018 with 51 members and ended the year with 63 members. Our organization relies on annual membership dues to fund most all of the DSES projects and monthly operating costs at our Paul Plishner Radio Astronomy and Space Sciences Center near Haswell, CO. Annual dues for voting members, continues to be $50.00. For those who wish to be involved as non-voting members the price is $20.00. Annual elections of board members/officers will be in early February. You must be current on your dues to vote in this election. For those recent members who have joined since October 1, 2018, your dues will carry you over into 2019.
You can pay your dues on the DSES web site (DSES.science) by credit card or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org You can also mail dues to the following addresses: DSES, 4164 Austin Bluffs Pkwy #562, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-2928. Your canceled check, Paypal receipt or credit receipt will be your acknowledgement of your dues paid. If you want a separate receipt signifying payment, please note that with your payment and I will mail you a receipt. Please Include your current mailing address, email address, amateur radio call sign (if any), and phone number. Also let me know if you DO NOT want this info to be released to the general membership. I would like to pass this membership information containing email addresses and phone numbers out to all members.
Please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions or if you have a change of any contact information, email, phone or snail mail.
Thank You for your support.
Myron F. Babcock
December 28, 2018