Past Meetup

[Field Trip] Learn to Listen to Satellites + Tour to Spacecraft Factory

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Details

Citizen Inventor will be visiting the PocketSpacecraft.com offices in Bristol on Sunday 23rd February 2014. We'are talking about seeing the production facilities a very low cost, open source, open access, mass space exploration system - it is definitely friendlier than you can imagine!

Agenda

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1100: A talk about the PocketSpacecraft.com project and their current Mission to the Moon followed by a tour of the Bristol facilities
[masked]: Lunch in the Watershed Cafe Bar
[masked]: Amateur radio satellite workshop:

The workshop will be an overview of the cheapest way of getting started with amateur radio satellites (including Pocket Spacecraft) including licensing, equipment and software. By the end of the workshop attendees should have sufficient knowledge to take amateur radio Foundation license exams at their local amateur radio club, and to build an inexpensive ground station for receiving signals from amateur satellites.

We'll be using the book 'Foundation License Now!' by Alan Betts ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1872309801/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1872309801&linkCode=as2&tag=pocketspacecraft-21 ) and online tests at http://www.hamtests.co.uk , so to get the most out of the day, please bring a Windows or Macintosh laptop and a copy of the book with you if you can.

Logistics

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PocketSpacecraft.com bristol offices are in the Pervasive Media Studio in the Watershed - see http://www.watershed.co.uk/pmstudio/about-pervasive-media-studio for directions.

The nearest station is Bristol Temple Meads, the number 8 and 9 buses run from the station to the centre of Bristol from which the Watershed is a very short walk.

The nearest parking is the Millennium Square car park - https://www.at-bristol.org.uk/parking.html

RSVP

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As we there is a workshop, it would be great if you can ensure your RSVP settings are up to date so everyone who wants to go get a chance! Thank you.