Amateur Radio at the Deep Space Exploration Society

Amateur Radio Announcement Board

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

DSES will operate a Special Event Station for our upcoming Annual Radio Telescope / Astronomy Open House. The dates and times are August 10, 2018 – 1800 GMT to August 12, 2018 – 2300 GMT. We plan to operate phone, digital (PSK and FT8), and CW. During the day our primary band will be 20 meters and the during the evenings 40 meters.  But we will try other bands if they are open, including 6 meters. Our local call-in frequency will be 146.46 MHz. Our annual Open House is our opportunity to share our work and interests in astronomy and radio with our community. We schedule this during the Perseid Meteor Shower.  At our radio telescope site we will have talks, sky viewing activities during the day and night, including observing stronger radio sources with our 60 foot dish antenna, and food served on Saturday.

If you contact 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.

Our Special Event Station announcement will appear in the August 2018 ARRL QST. ARRL – Special Event Stations.

  •  – Gary WA2JQZ, added July 4, 2018

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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


73, Gary WA2JQZ
DSES Site Ham Radio Talk-In Frequency is 146.46 MHz simplex.