Western Conference of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers, in Boulder, March 23-24, 2019

The Deep Space Exploration Society will closely participate with this year’s Western Conference of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers.  Conference talks will be given on Saturday March 23.  On Sunday March 24 conference participants can travel to visit the DSES radio telescope site in Haswell, CO. A hotel in Eads is available for staying overnight. Registration is open until February 25, 2019. Below is an announcement we received to pass on.

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Radio amateurs with an interest in radio astronomy and space science are invited to attend the Western Conference of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers, which will meet in Boulder, March 23-24, 2019.

Registration information is online at:  http://www.radio-astronomy.org/node/301

Registration is open through February 25, but is first-come-first-served and available seats are going quickly.

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Thanks and 73,

–       Jay

Bascombe J. Wilson, WØAIR

2017-09-02 DSES Plishner Site Work Trip Report

Here is a summary from our work trip to the Plishner Radio Telescope site on Saturday September 2, 2017.  It includes many photos of what we did.  Highlights include:

  • Work started on rebuilding the bunker ramp retaining wall
  • Work on the control boxes which control the azimuth and elevation pointing of the 60 foot antenna
  • Maintenance and calibration of the Radio Jove and total power measurement instruments
  • Positioning the 60 foot antenna for detecting radio source Cygnus A during drift scan
  • Colorado ham radio QSO Party participation

The summary report was written by DSES Secretary Bill Miller.  The ham radio report was written by Gary Agranat.  Click the link to see the report in PDF.

2017-09-02 DSES Plishner Site Work Trip Report rev3