Winston W. Scott Jr. “ Scotty”, 1935-2018

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.

2019 DSES Membership Drive

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  dsestm@gmail.com  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

DSES Treasurer

dsestm<at>gmail<dot>com

December 28, 2018

DSES All Members Meeting April 14, 2018

This is the slide presentation for our All Members Annual Meeting on April 14, 2018. This was presented by Dr. Richard Russel, our out-going president.

DSES All Members Meeting 2018

The content includes:

  • The results of the Executive Board election
  • The Treasurer’s Report
  • Club accomplishments of the past year (of which there are many)
  • List of current projects
  • Science and published paper highlights
  • Outreach and communications
  • New Officer nominations / elections / appointments *

The Annual Meeting was held at the La Casa Fiesta Restaurant in Monument, CO.

The next official meeting is an open Executive Board Meeting on Friday evening, May 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm. The location is the IHOP just east of Powers Blvd. on Constitution Ave. in Colorado Springs. The General Membership is welcome to attend. Unfinished business and plans for the upcoming year will be discussed.  (*) Also the elections will be recertified at the meeting.

 

 

Annual 2018 Members Meeting Invitation

Dear DSES Members,

Please attend our annual all members meeting to be held on Saturday, April 14th at 1:00PM in Monument Colorado at the La Casa Fiesta Restaurant www.lacasafiesta.net in the Garden room. This should make it a little more convenient for our northern Colorado members to attend.

We have completed our annual partial board election with the election or retention of the following four board members:

Gary Agranat, Myron Babcock, Steve Plock, and Dr. Richard Russel.

Seven Board Members are elected for a two-year term with 4 and 3 elected on alternate years. The other three board members elected on the last election cycle are, Floyd Glick, Dave Molter and Bill Miller.

At the annual meeting we will elect the officer seats for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary from the board members, and we will also give the annual activities report and treasurers report as well as discuss future project plan and new business.

We hope to see you there.

Regards,

Bill Miller
DSES Secretary

Directions:
From I25 Take exit 161 for CO-105 toward Monument/Palmer Lake, 0.5 mi
Turn left onto 2nd St, 0.6 mi
Turn right onto Front St
Destination will be on the right, 177 ft
La Casa Fiesta New Mexican Restaurant
230 Front St, Monument, CO 80132