Meeting Wednesday May 22nd
"Radios in the Stratosphere" presented by Erin King, AK4JG, from MIT
Erin gathered national attention last year when her project to "hack" the tube that the MIT acceptance letter comes in went viral on the Internet. Incoming students were challenged to do something creative with the mailing tube their acceptance letters came in, and Erin sent hers to 120,000 feet above the earth on a balloon. So far more than 92,000 people have watched the You Tube video. She will be joining us live via Video Skype from her dorm room at MIT.
So bring your questions about going to the edge of space and youth in Ham Radio, and ask away.
Erin also revived the Amateur Radio Club at her high school in Columbus, GA. And has her Extra Class License and get her father licensed as well as m,any students in her school.
Here is a link to the slide presentation she will be using https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/ ... ide=id.p50 and here is the link to the You Tube video http://youtu.be/mooIW92f9hA This is an 8 minute edited down version of the more than 3 hours of video she got during the flight of the tube.
This summer Erin will be Interning at Google HQ with the Google-X group based on her work with Amateur Radio and Edge of Space Science.
The presentation will start at 7:00 PM and the meeting itself will follow a little after 8:00 PM. So come early for pre 7PM refreshments and a visit to the Ham Radio Center. Then we will have time for refreshments and eyeball QSO's between the presentation and meeting just after 8PM. As usual we will have a 50/50 drawing, free door prizes, and Fun!
Our "Lasting Moments of First Excitement" fund raising project is over on Indiegogo, and was not very successful! We know Amateur Radio has had a significant impact on the technological developments of the 20th century. And we want to excite and inspire young minds with Amateur Radio to continue that tradition in the 21st century. The youth of today are not just the future of Amateur Radio but the future of scientific discovery.
Our Indiegogo project at http://www.indiegogo.com/lasting-moments did not raise much but you can still join with us in creating "Lasting Moments of First Excitement" with PayPal on our website and equipment donations to raise funds for the youngsters of today and the Hams of tomorrow.
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