April 12 is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight, the 30th Anniversary of the first Space Shuttle flight and sees an activation of ARISSat-1 on 145.950MHz FM.
Radio Amateurs around the world are organising events to celebrate this special anniversary.
The AMSAT News Service (ANS) reports that Clint Bradford, K6LCS, invites those in the Mira Loma, CA area to come and have some fun that night!
The party Web site URL is
There will be exclusive videos to share (even one from Bill Nye, the Science Guy!), history to relate, and - if all works well (grin) - Clint will record celebratory transmissions from the International Space Station and amateur radio satellite ARISSat-1 at 5AM that morning to show you all while you are here!
(There's another great pass of the ISS at 9:41PM - but that's technically April 13 GMT... )
Let's use this date to promote everything we've been working on for years: the ham radio hobby, AMSAT, and the future of manned space travel.
RSVP MANDATORY - So we'll know how many goodies to have on hand! Send an email as soon as you can, please! FAMILY- AND CHILDREN-FRIENDLY! (No pony rides, but they can pet noses of our horse and donkey!)
Appetizers, soft drinks, a little wine, and miscellaneous munchies will be served. Prizes, handouts, and freebies to all. The rumor that an official "Yuri Gagarin Commemorative T-Shirt" being given away as a door prize has been ...
Bring a light jacket - in case we try to work the 9:41PM pass. S'mores and fire pits outside? OF COURSE! Rain or shine ...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6PM to 10PM
Clint and Karen Bradford's house
5085 Trail Canyon Drive
Mira Loma CA 91752
909-241-7666 - Clint cell
Email - email@example.com
Story source: Amsat News Service
• AMSAT-NA wil be issuing special certificates to those who report reception of ARISSat-1 on 145.950MHz FM during April 12. ARISSat-1 is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS) and will be connected to one of the ISS external antennas for this special transmission.
For orbital predictions select ISS at
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