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Scott Tilley, VE7TIL
Reception of Non-Amateur Satellites
Joe Craig, VO1NA
VLF Experiments on 8 kHz
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Reception of Non-Amateur Satellites: 

Scott Tilley, VE7TIL

Scott Tilley, AScT is an amateur astronomer that makes a living as an Electrical Technologist in the Marine industry. He strives to provide analysis and data on humanities use of space from an independent perspective. 

The focus of his work is studying trajectories of classified spacecraft, operational characteristics of lost and abandoned spacecraft, and verifying the claims of space faring entities that choose to be vague about their activities. Scott views space as an international park where every user has a responsibility to use the resource in a fair, transparent and understandable way.

Presentation:

Amateurs have been tracking activity in space since the dawn of the space age. This presentation will provide a summary of the history of those activities and delve into the motivations of why amateurs look up into the sky and track satellites.

Technical capabilities and examples of recent and present amateur research into humanities use of space will be provided.

If you have ever wondered how a private citizen can independently observe and report on what goes on in space, here’s your chance to find out how we do it.

For more information about Scott please see the article “Meet the Amateur Astronomer Who Found a Lost NASA Satellite” at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2018/02/01/this-amateur-astronomer-found-a-satellite-lost-in-space/

VLF Experiments on 8 kHz: 

Joe Craig, VO1NA

I was issued a Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio at age 14 and enjoy homebrewing aerials and radios, theory ,radio history and DX (340 on CW (Honour Roll), 121 on 160).

I am a former RAC Section Manager for Newfoundland and Labrador and a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA), the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club (PARC), and the Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland (MRCN).

Fascination with VLF started when my Dad G3LMD pointed out GBR while on a train trip decades ago and nurtured by the dedicated members of the Radio Society of Great Britain’s reflector.

Presentation:

The talk will outline the challenges of VLF experimentation where weak signals and high noise present unique opportunities to play with novel RF and signal processing techniques. 

The intention is to promote interest in Canadian VLF work and to provide resources for those wishing to experiment.

For more information about Joe visit:

https://www.rac.ca/new-amateur-vlf-transatlantic-record/ 

http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~jcraig/lfex.html