National Parks On The Air Oct. 22nd.

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NN4SA will be activating Little River Canyon National Preserve as part of ARRL’s National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) initiative. This event will occur on October 22 and begin at 10 AM. The day of activities will include NPOTA activation, much fellowship, good food, and lots of fun. We would like to invite you and your team to join us. All NN4SA operators will receive an event poster, and an “activator” certificate (signed by the president of the MSFC ARC). Mostly, we hope it’s a fun event. On top of that, we will be activating Little River Canyon National Preserve! How cool is that! So, please come have food and fun.

  • Set-up 6AM
  • Operations begin  when park opens @10AM, possibly earlier if we get everything set up and working before then.
  • Lunch (provided/burgers and dogs) will begin around noon
  • Operations until sunset, when the park closes all areas.

Click here for information on Little River Canyon information

Old School QSL

Apollo XV special even QSL

Old School QSL

Every once in a while we get a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for a special event that isn’t like the rest.

Once we received one with a QSL card and no signal report. I’ve also received several printed pages with QSL information from folks who don’t either keep a cardstock, don’t often hunt paper, or are awaiting cards due to recent changes (location, callsign, etc.). Occasionally we get SASEs from Short Wave Listeners (SWLs).

Today we received an “Old School QSL” in with the SASE. I felt that I should share it with everyone.

Don

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IARU Certificate HF World Championship

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Field Day 2016

NN4SA will be operating field day again this year from the picnic area pavilion.

Details to follow, meanwhile see what happened last year at 2015 Field Day

Plenty of room for new members

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We’ve turned in some of the “junk” excess that was littering the club.

 

Apollo XV (15) – 45th Anniversary

Start Date/Time 2016-07-30 07:00:00 Central time, U.S.A.
End Date/Time 2016-08-02 23:59:00 Central time, U.S.A.
Club/Organization Sponsor Marshall Space Flight Center ARC, Huntsville, AL.
Call Sign NN4SA
Self spotting on the DX cluster
Stations contacted may request QSL  by;

Sending an S.A.S.E. to
NN4SA
c/o Donald Hediger, ES35
Huntsville, AL
35812USA
Public contact email msfc-NN4SA@mail.nasa.gov

A NASA written account of deployment of the first lunar rover.  NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama was responsible for development of the Lunar Roving Vehicle  (Lunar Rover).

We ended up with 1010 entries in our logbook for this event. During which I encountered one man who worked on every heat-shield put on the bottom of the Apollo Command Modules and another who’d worked, during that time, at Grumman where the Lunar Module was built.

Apollo XV Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)
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NASA Exchange council “meet our clubs” day

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Club president Matt McDougal (KA0S), Steve Moon (KM4SAM), and Don Hediger (N4MSN) represented the Marshall ARC at a recent show and tell for all MSFC clubs in the lobby of 4200.