Amateur Radio at the Deep Space Exploration Society

DSES Site Ham Radio Talk-In Frequency is 146.46 MHz simplex.

Amateur Radio Announcement Board

DSES Annual Radio Telescope / Astronomy Open House – Special Event Station – August 10-12, 2018

DSES hosted a Special Event Station for our Annual Radio Telescope / Astronomy Open House, August 10-12, 2018. If you contacted us during our Special Event, or at other times, you can write to us for our QSL card. Please see our QSL instructions lower on this page.

No new special events are scheduled at this time.  We do however operate casually, especially on some weekends. You can look for us.  If we operate digitally for a while, we may spot ourselves on the DX cluster.

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Amateur Radio at the Deep Space Exploration Society

The DSES amateur radio club call sign is K0PRT (PRT for Plishner Radio Telescope).  In addition to our radio astronomy work, we plan to use our 60 foot radio dish for ham radio, include EME moon bounce and tropospheric scatter. Also, we operate on the amateur high frequency (HF) bands.  We have on the Haswell site a multi-band folded dipole antenna, a 5-band trap vertical antenna, dipoles for the 80 and 160 meter bandss, and a 6 meter band 3-element yagi.  We operate for specific projects, as well as casually for fun.  We do special events.  And sometimes we participate in contests too.

We periodically upload our logs to ARRL Logbook of the World and eQSL.  We also respond to traditional QSL cards by mail.

If you contact us on the air and would like to receive a QSL card, please send a Stamped Self-Addressed (SASE) envelope, one that can hold a 4 inch x 6 inch card, to our new address below.  Please include your QSL card if you have one, or the QSO information for verifying the contact.

Deep Space Exploration Society
4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway #562
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

K0PRT has a page on

Our vertical 5-band antenna with radials, for the bunker ham radio station.
The operating position at our ham radio station.

73, Gary WA2JQZ