N1KT

Housatonic Amateur Radio Club
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CLUB AWARDS
We operated in 2024 Winter Field Day in the 3I category.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
2024 Winter Field Day

In the 2023 CQ WW DX SSB contest, operated K1WAS in the Multi Operator, Two Transmitter category.
We won 4th Place in the 1 call area.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
2023 CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest

In the 2022 ARRL 10 Meter contest, operated K1WAS in the Multi Operator, Single Transmitter High Power category.
We won 1st Place in CT, and 7th in New England in our category.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
2022 ARRL 10 Meter Contest

In the 2022 New England QSO Party, operated K1WAS in the Multi Operator, Single Transmitter category.
We won 2nd Place in CT, and 1st Fairfield County.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
New England QSO Party 2022

In the 2023 Winter Field Day in January, we all operated from home using
1 transmitter, Home category, 1H.
Here is a copy of WE1Ms award Certificate
Winter Field Day 2023 Certificate

In the 2022 CQ WW DX SSB Contest, we operated using N1KT
Multi Op, single transmitter, high power category. We achieved #4 in the 1 call area.
Here is a copy of our award Certificate
CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2022 Certificate

In the 2022 ARRL DX Phone Contest, we operated using N1KT
Multi Op, single transmitter, high power category. We achieved #1 in CT and #4 in the 1 call area.
Here is a copy of our award Certificate
ARRL DX Phone Certificate 2022

In the 2021 CQ World Wide DX SSB contest, we operated using K1WAS
Multi Op, single transmitter, high power category. We achieved #1 in CT and #4 in the 1 call area.
Here is a copy of our award Certificate
CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2021 Certificate

In the 2021 New England QSO Party, operated N1KT in the Multi Operator, Single Transmitter category.
We won 1st Place in CT.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
New England QSO Party 2021

In the 2021 Winter Field Day in January, we all operated from home using
1 transmitter, Home category, 1H.
Here is a copy of WE1Ms award Certificate
Winter Field Day 2021 Certificate

In the 2020 CQ WW DX SSB Contest in October, we operated as N1KT in the
Multi Operator, Single Transmitter category.
We won 3rd Place in the First Call Area.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
CQ WW DX SSB Contest Award

In the 2020 ARRL DX Phone Contest in March, we operated as N1KT in the
Multi Operator, Single Transmitter, High Power category.
We won First Place in CT, and Fourth Place in New England.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
ARRL DX SSB Phone Award

In the 2020 Winter Field Day in January, we operated as N1KT in the
one transmitter, Indoor category, 1I.
We won Second Place in New England in our category.
Here is a copy of our Award Certificate
Winter Field Day 2020 Certificate

We are a member of the Straight Key Centry Club SKCC
SKCC Membership Certificate

The Housatonic Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL affiliated club.
ARRL Certificate of Affiliation

We support 10-10 International
Current 10-10 Certificate

BALLOONING


2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
In the Summer of 2017, HARC members (as part of a team) went to Paducah, KY under a NASA grant to launch high altitude research balloons during the solar eclipse, as part of their Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project. In addition to HARC members, the team consisted of Professors from the Univ of Bridgeport & Univ of Hartford, Graduate Engineering students, members of Bridgeport's Discovery Museum and the Connecticut Space Consortium.

Eclipse 2017

USIP-UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUMENT PACKAGE
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Copyright © NASA STEM

The Undergraduate Student Instrument Package (USIP) is a NASA program through the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, which is designed to expose undergraduate students to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

CTSG Image

Club members assisted University of Bridgeport students in a project to put an Arduino based computerized puppet (monkey) on a high altitude Helium balloon which was launched to approximately 11,000 feet. The 3-D printed "monkey" was commanded from the ground, tracked by APRS and utilized downlink ATV television so we were able to watch the "monkey" move and react to commands.

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Club member Larry AB1JC (center) with University of Bridgeport USIP students Ricky (left) and Xavier (right). On the table are robotic monkeys that will fly.
Ham Patch
Student designed USIP High Altitude Monkey (HAM) mission patch



To see a video of the USIP Monkey, click below (turn your speakers on)


For first flight pictures, click on the link below.
USIP First Flight Pictures

To see a video of the USIP Monkey Launch November 2019, click below (turn your speakers on)


To see a video of a radiosonde Launch March 2021, click below (turn your speakers on)

NOTICE SUMMER 2023: HAM 2.0, a second Monkey is approaching flight status!
To see pictures of our testing of the Robotic Monkey, click below.
Robotic Monkey HAM 2.0


New Horizons

There was a book signing by Dr. D. Grinspoon Planetary Biologist and Dr A. Stern, Principal Investigator for the New Horizons spacecraft which went to the planet Pluto in 2015 and Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69 in January 2019.
Yes, Pluto is a planet!
For pictures, click on the link below.
New Horizons Presentation


Discovery 1 Balloon Flight 2015

Discovery 1 was a flight to test out hardware, software, launch & recovery procedures and to train students in the art of high altitude balloon launching. Because of a cutdown mechanism failure, the balloon reached an altitude of almost 90,000 feet. Launched from Bridgeport CT, it was recovered the next day after having splashed down in the Peconic Bay of Long Island NY.
The Launch (movie courtesy Westport Astronomical Society)
The Launch (movie from Bob WD1M)
From 84,000 to 89,391 feet, and DOWN!
Discovery 1 Post Flight Analysis

LIGHT APRS
Light APRS Image
Larry AB1JC holds our payload (light aprs)
Flight of AB1JC-11 Light APRS Tracker Balloon

Wx Balloon Launch March 2021

Members Dave KB1YYJ and Larry AB1JC mentor Graduate Students while launching a radiosonde Wx balloon, March 6, 2021
For pictures, click on the link below.
Wx Balloon March 2021

Wx Balloon Launch May 17, 2023

Members J. Pallis KC1MHU, Dave KB1YYJ and Larry AB1JC mentor Univ of Bridgeport and Univ of New Haven Graduate Students while launching a radiosonde Wx balloon, May 2023
For pictures, click on the link below.
Wx Balloon May 17 2023

High Altitude Balloon Launch May 24, 2023

Members J. Pallis KC1MHU and Larry AB1JC provide expertise for the University of Hartford by launching a high altitude balloon, May 2023
For pictures, click on the link below.
Balloon May 24 2023

Solar Eclipse Tethered Balloon Test & October 2023 Eclipse Launch

Members J. Pallis KC1MHU, Gary WE1M & Larry AB1JC provide expertise for the University of Bridgeport & University of New Haven faculty and Grad Students in preparation for the annular solar eclipse Oct 15 and solar eclipse April 2024.
For pictures, click on the link below.
Tethered Launch Test

Members J. Pallis KC1MHU, Dave KB1YYJ & Larry AB1JC provided expertise for the University of Bridgeport & University of New Haven faculty and Grad Students at the annular solar eclipse Oct 15 in Texas.
For pictures, click on the link below.
Annular Solar Eclipse Oct 2023    


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