Kings County, NS – May 6 – 12, 2018 is recognized in Kings County as Emergency Preparedness Week. This is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May, and this year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready.”
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL – Al Penney can bounce radio signals off the moon, but right now he’s working with high school students who want to send live video back to Earth from the edge of space.
Annapolis West Education Centre student Abigail Bonnington holds a video camera hardly bigger than a sugar cube. It’s attached to a small transmitter that will send signal to a laptop.
It stopped working and now Penney and Bonnington are troubleshooting. It has to be operational or replaced by sometime in June when the Annapolis Royal Space Agency launches its second ‘package’ deep into the stratosphere – 30 or 40 kilometres up.
Penney is with the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club and has been working with the students since the fall.
Read the full story in the Annapolis County Spectator
Here is Al Penney’s Low Band RX Antennas, presented at the 2017 Symposium for Maritime Amateur Radio Techs.
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Here is Brent Taylor’s Amateur Satellites and AMSAT, presented at the 2017 Symposium for Maritime Amateur Radio Techs
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