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Thunderbird Hamfest 2020

I always find good deals on test equipment on the West side of town. This year’s Thunderbird Hamfest continued that streak. I found an HP 3435A Digital Bench Voltmeter and an HP 5314A Frequency Counter at a reasonable cost (Total of $25 for the two). They are both functional.

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ANSR-122 Dine College Flight 2019

Photos and Data The ANSR (Arizona Near Space Research) team drove up to the Navajo Reservation to conduct a flight last week. In our previous post, we detailed some changes in the ground station operations and some of the challenges we faced. This post will show some of the pictures from our video that was […]

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ANSR-122 Dine College Flight 2019

Ground Station Operations For the past 6 years, Arizona Near Space Research has been traveling up to the 4-corners area on the Navajo Reservation, to conduct a high altitude balloon launch. These operations are to support the Arizona Space Grant program, which encourages students to construct payloads which are used to make scientific investigations at […]

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WB0WHO -SK

I received news on Wednesday, February 27 2019 that one of my oldest and closest friends, John Koppert WB0WHO had passed away.  He had not been heard from since the prior Monday, Jan 25th.  Whn his son-in-law went to check on him, he was found lifeless sitting in his chair.  A heart attack is suspected.

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Quartzfest 2019

Living in Arizona, it is questionable why I have never been to Quartzfest before.  This is a week-long Ham Radio event held in January of every year.  It takes place in the 14-day free camping BLM area south of Quartzite, Arizona. There are generally around 1000 hams that show up for this event, taking advantage […]

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