QST – Journal of the ARRL: QSL from Cuba

QST – The Journal of the American Relay Radio League 10/2015: QSL from Cuba (p. 70; subscription required) I published a feature article in the journal of the American Radio Relay League on my visit to Cuba as part of a research delegation and the building of relationships between radio amateurs during the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

International Space Station contact is a success

KEYT-TV news story HD video of the ISS contact Facebook photos On May 22, 2013, Anacapa School students had a chance to speak with NASA Astronaut and former Navy SEAL Christopher J. Cassidy via a live Amateur Radio link to the International Space Station (ISS) (Astronaut Chris Cassidy’s NASA Bio). The 10-minute Q&A session with NA1SS […]

ARRL – 2013 QST Video Contest First Place Award

Thanks to the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for recognizing the work of the Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club (ANSEC).  The project video overview was the 2013 QST Video Contest first place winner. From the ARRL Letter for April 11, 2013: In November, the ARRL invited members to shoot and submit a ham radio-related video […]

Anacapa School Space Synthesis Unit review

NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan was the keynote speaker during the three-day intensive 2013 Synthesis Unit “Space: Where Are We Going” at Anacapa School. Each year, the Anacapa School Synthesis Unit provides students with unique opportunities to explore a topic in depth.  Expert speakers make individual 45-minute presentations with time for questions and answers. After three days […]

Amateur Radio Newsline – Anacapa Space Synthesis Unit

Amateur Radio Newsline™ 1/11/2013: Report 1848 Amateur Radio Newsline covered the Anacapa School 2013 Synthesis Unit “Space: Where Are We Going?“

Anacapa to Host Space Experts Including NASA Astronaut Linnehan

I’ve been working as the coordinator with a team of faculty members at Anacapa School on an exciting unit on space.  Watch videos of the 2013 Synthesis Unit speakers. Here is the media release: January 7, 2013 — Santa Barbara, Calif. This month, students at Anacapa School will have the honor of having experts on hand […]

Anacapa to Host Live Q&A with the International Space Station

Student space exploration group works with S.B. Amateur Radio Club to connect to astronauts October 4, 2012 — Santa Barbara, Calif. Students and faculty of Anacapa School are preparing for a rare event that will allow them to make contact with an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) via amateur radio as part […]

Endeavour’s farewell flight over Santa Barbara

Californians from Sacramento to Disneyland were treated to a rare treat today as the Space Shuttle Endeavour made its farewell flight from Edwards AFB to LAX by way of a scenic tour above the Golden State at low altitudes. NASA provided some advance clues to residents of both the San Francisco Bay Area and the […]

Ham Nation #55 – Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club

TWiT Ham Nation 7/11/2012: Ham Nation #55 Bob Heil and Gordon West featured the Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club on a weekly installment of the popular Amateur Radio netcast Ham Nation on Leo Laporte’s TWiT network. Look for the ANSEC coverage at 11 min. 20 sec. in the video.

AAHAB-2: A near space adventure in education and Amateur Radio [video]

In September of 2010 students at the school formed the Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club.  The crew set their sights on building a high-altitude balloon probe to launch into the Earth’s upper atmosphere.  The first team designed and built Anacapa Amateur High-Altitude Balloon 1 (AAHAB-1), which launched on May 22, 2011, returning stunning still images […]