This year AMSAT will again have the popular commemorative polo shirts featuring the 2014 Symposium logo. These shirts will not be available through the AMSAT Store. Orders must be received by 10 September in order to have them available at the Symposium.
Note that the order form shows the logo from last year. These shirts will have the new 2014 logo shown above. The lettering will be white on blue shirts, blue on white shirts, with the red number on both.
A couple of short videos showing some of the Fox-1A Engineering Unit testing are now on YouTube. Each video is a time-lapse condensation of a segment of testing, to give you a look at some of what is going on. More videos will be added as Fox-1A moves forward.
A 2 1/2 minute video showing about 25 minutes of testing.
A 3 minute video showing about 30 minutes of testing.
After a couple of weeks of tweaks and upgrades, the Fox-1 Engineering Unit is back on the test bench in AMSAT VP Engineering NØJY’s shack on July 22, 2014.
A full suite of tests are being performed including on the air use of the transponder. Fox-1 Team members participate in the testing via GoToMeeting and a PTZ IP camera in the NØJY shack, from their homes throughout the U.S.A.
You can read more about the Fox-1 testing process in the July/August 2014 edition of the AMSAT Journal.
Fox-1 Engineering Unit
Fox-1 prepares to catch some rays. Just pull the RBF pin!
Fox-1 EU transponder on the air connected to N0JY’s attic antennas. Local hams in Granbury and Hood County TX help with QSOs and signal reports.