Monday, May 3, 2021

UPCOMING 5/17/2021 HVDN:LIVE - Putting balloons into the sky with USMA

On April 27th 2021, the United States Military Academy at West Point put its 11th Astronomy Club and Amateur Radio Club balloon up into the atmosphere of the Hudson Valley and reached 80,000 ft.

Cadets Raymond Triggs '24, Rathin Shah '24, Jacob Willis '23 and Nolan Pearce '22 KE8JCT led a team of fourteen cadets, four of which also have amateur radio licenses.  A total of seven USMA faculty members, including  MAJ Robert Perezamemany and COL. Stephen Hamilton KJ5HY, MAJ Ben Popko N2IAV and Dr. Kate Duncan KB2ZOO helped make this years mission a success.

CDT Nolan Pearce '22 KE8JCT

Please join HVDN: LIVE on May 17th at 8:00 PM EST for a detailed overview of this project

CIC(Cadet In Charge) Pearce will cover the design, build process, launch and recovery of the 6 lb.  STEM focused payload which  included:

  • GPS
  • SSTV
  • GoPro camera
  • Space beer? (Wet yeast!)
  • More....
Cadet Pearce will share details from this years launch over a 30 minute presentation with audience questions saved until the end.

Nolan is active within the USMA radio club W2KGY which will also be participating as N2D during Hudson River Radio Relay this year and he also has a rather excellent blog covering many topics of interest to the amateur radio community.

How to attend?

This presentation is free for anyone to attend via the free open source application and will also be live streamed on the HVDN YouTube Channel.

First 50 guests can join via and use password = helium

Additional "human" attendees can follow live or during the replay on the HVDN Video Channel

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