W1BOF: Apollo Spacecraft Communications at Nashoba Valley ARC, October 17, 2019

Bruce Blain, K1BG, writes:

The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s October meeting will be TOMORROW, Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 PM at the Pepperell Community Center (in Pepperell).

George Whitehead, W1BOF, will be Ocober’s guest speaker. George worked at North American Aviation in Downey, CA from 1962 to 1967. This was the prime contractor for the Apollo Command and Service module. He worked in the Apollo Communications Subsystem Group mainly on the telemetry part of the radio system, the part that sent spacecraft status and astronaut medical information back to mission command. But sitting next to him was the rest of the designers of the radio who did the other parts of the design. He got to know the system quite well.  George recently spoke at both Boxboro and Dan’t Tech Night, but I’m told that this will be a little bit different and it will definitely be worth attending (even if you were at one of the previous speaking engagements). 

Need directions to the meeting? Click here and put your own address in box “A”.

Thanks and 73. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Bruce, K1BG


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