Next Meeting: Oct. 3rd at 7:30pm

Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF stations!!


October is election month for club officers and certain members of the Board of Directors (BoD).

The Nominating Commitee has carefully reviewed each member and selected a person for each position.

It is the recommendation of the Nominating Commitee to retain the current club officers and Board of Directors.

The floor will be open for nominations prior to voting should you wish to nominate somebody else for the positions.

All officer positions and Phil's BoD position are up for election this year.

****Please note****

You must have your dues paid in full BEFORE you can vote in this election......so please bring your $20 bill to the meeting.

We will be voting on the proposed changes to the Club By-laws. You can read these proposed changes by clicking on the "BY-LAWS" tab at the top of this website.

AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Launch Delayed

AMSAT has announced that the SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio payloads has been delayed. SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.”

Fox-1Cliff and other spacecraft will be carried into space on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Fox-1Cliff carries the Fox-1 U/v FM repeater, AMSAT’s L-Band Downshifter, the flight spare of the AO-85 Vanderbilt University Low Energy Proton (LEP) radiation experiment, and the standard Fox-1 Penn State University-Erie MEMS gyroscope experiment. Virginia Tech provided a video graphics array camera that’s similar to the one on AO-92 but which will provide images at a higher 640 × 480 resolution.

Fox-1Cliff is named in honor of long-time AMSAT member, contributor and benefactor Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR (SK), who passed away in 2006. His contributions to AMSAT and other amateur satellite programs, including serving as an adviser during the initial development of the CubeSat specification at California Polytechnic State University, earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from Project OSCAR in 2006. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service