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Here are the pictures of the process and the students and instructors who made it possible.



12/19/17 Advanced Manufacturing students Tyler Bienvenue and Cody Kozlik improving the articulation piece on the original satellite tracker to have better stability.




Advanced Manufacturing students Connor Nevin, Aidan Beaulieu, Jack Berger, Cody Kozlik, and Tyler Bienvenue admiring their work.




Advanced Manufacturing instructors Doug Bachand, Keith Gilman, and Al Putnam admiring the final product.




12/19/17 HVAC/R instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) testing the new articulation piece on the satellite tracker.




12/21/17 HVAC/R instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) introducing amateur satellite communications to HVAC/R student Andrew LaPoire, and testing the satellite tracker that Advanced Manufacturing built.




Electrical instructor Eric Simard and Electrical students Andrew Bonnayer and Nick Dvorchak listening to Islip, NY radio ISS ARIS contact.

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HVAC/R instructor Schley Warren (KA1TDL) explaining how to track the ISS.




01/29/18 Electronics instructor Frank Legassey (KC1IYH), Physics instructor Jack O’Donnell (KC1GZB) testing for their ham radio license at the VE Session held at Pathfinder.




03/07/18 CAD/Pre-Engineering student Ava Strong working with HVAC/R instructor Schley Warren (KA1TDL) discussing chimney antenna bracket design.




03/10/18 HVAC/R instructors Schley Warren (KA1TDL) and Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) and Physics instructor Dr. Jack O’Donnell (KC1GZB) promoting the Pathfinder Amateur Radio Club and ARISS contact at the Mt. Tom Amateur Repeater Association (MTARA) 31st annual Hamfest Flea Market.




04/02/18 CAD/Pre-Engineering student Ava Strong drafting the blueprint for the chimney bracket in SolidWorks. The Advanced Manufacturing students will use the blueprint when fabricating the chimney bracket and drilling the mounting holes.




04/02/18 Advanced Manufacturing student Zachary Dill drilling the mounting holes on the chimney bracket.




04/02/18 Newly arrived radio supplies from DX Engineering.




04/02/18 Pathfinder Amateur Radio Club students Lauren Tracey, Ava Strong, and Andrew Bonnayer unboxing the radio supplies from DX Engineering.




04/03/18 Collision Repair students Judson Picard and Alan Clark sanding the chimney antenna brackets in preparation for painting.




04/08/18 Collision Repair student Kody Severns priming the antenna bracket.




04/11/18 HVAC/R student A.J. Oliveira testing the ICOM 7100 for a satellite pass




04/11/18 HVAC/R instructors Schley Warren (KA1TDL) and Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS), Electronics instructor Frank Legassey (KC1IYH), and Electronics students receive a picture sent by the International Space Station (ISS) via the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) process. During this process, the instructor’s cell phone receives a tone sent by the ISS and converts it to a picture.




04/12/18 HVAC/R instructors Adam Blais and Schley Warren (KA1TDL), Business Technology instructor Amy Skowyra, and Business Technology student Shannon Daigle view a picture received from the International Space Station (ISS) on the 40th anniversary of Russian Cosmonaut day.




04/11/18 Completed eggbeater antenna temporarily mounted for testing.




04/11/18 Collision Repair student Kody Severns paints the base coat on the antenna chimney brackets.




04/12/18 Collision Repair student Kenny Beauregard spray painting the lettering onto the antenna chimney bracket. The Pathfinder ARISS stencil was created by Business Technology.




04/18/18 Electrical student Andrew Bonnayer preparing to penetrate the outside wall for the conduit run housing the coaxial and control cables.




04/18/18 Completed chimney antenna mounting brackets ready for installation.




04/18/18 Installation of the chimney antenna bracket system.




4/18/18 HVAC/R student Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI) assembling the M² eggbeater satellite antenna.




04/18/18 HVAC/R instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) preparing to mount the M² eggbeater satellite antenna.




04/18/18 Final installation of M² eggbeater satellite antenna.




04/18/18 Preparing to listen to the Islip, NY ARISS contacts.




04/26/18 Amateur Radio Club members Andrew Bonnayer, Nick Dvorchak, and Sean McFaul, and HVAC/R Instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) assembling the M² circularly polarized antenna.




04/30/18 Electronics student Shaye McKeen soldering rotator connections for the YAESU G-550 (azimuth and elevation)




05/02/18 HVAC/R Instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) and Electronics Instructor Frank Legassey (KC1IYH) testing the rotor and rotor control for an AO91 satellite pass.




05/02/18 HVAC/R student Isaiha Perez temporarily setting up the rotor for a test run.




05/02/18 A meeting of the minds. Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS), Schley Warren (KA1TDL), and Frank Legassey (KC1IYH)




05/03/18 Electronics instructor Frank Legassey (KC1IYH) practicing tracking amateur satellites.




05/04/18 Electrical student Andrew Bonnayer assembling the raceway run for the coaxial and control cables.




05/17/18 HVAC/R Instructor Schley Warren (KA1TDL) and HVAC/R student Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI) making final adjustments on the M² circularly polarized antenna elements and locking the elements in.




05/18/18 Electrical students Andrew Bonnayer and Nick Dvorchak preparing a conduit run for the coaxial and control cables for the radio station to be located in the HVAC/R related classroom.




05/29/18 Advanced Manufacturing student Payton Souza fabricating the elevation mast.




Elen and Anatoliy (not shown) Boryssenko improving upon the arrow two meter antenna with A&E Partnership LLC.




06/07/18 Electrical students Dana May, Owen Chase, and Jonathan Lagrant running a cable management system for the radio coaxial, rotor control wires, and the power wires for the pre-amps.




Electrical student Dana May on the lift feeding coaxial cables to the radio station from the roof.




Installed M² eggbeater antenna.




06/07/18 HVAC/R student Ryan Bullock demonstrating how to track amateur satellite to Electrical students Owen Chase and Lucas Hamilton, who were previously pulling the coaxial cables in the HVAC/R shop




06/08/18 Programming & Web students Brian Chrabascz and Jake Garrepy working on the Pathfinder Amateur Radio Club/ARISS website




06/12/18 HVAC/R instructor Schley Warren (KA1TDL) and HVAC/R student Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI) assembling the elevation mast.




06/12/18 HVAC/R students Shawn Lloyd, Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI), Isaiha Perez, and Karlie Mason installing the 70cm M² beam on the elevation mast.




06/12/18 HVAC/R instructors Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) and Schley Warren (KA1TDL), and HVAC/R students Shawn Lloyd, Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI), Isaiha Perez, and Karlie Mason installing the 2cm M² beam on the elevation mast.




06/12/18 HVAC/R instructors Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) and Schley Warren (KA1TDL) installing the rotor control cables.




06/12/18 A job well done by the HVAC/R students! The antenna has been successfully mounted!




06/13/18 Business Technology instructor Vicky Etzweiler designing the Pathfinder Amateur Radio Club logo and shirt graphic.




06/13/18 Business Technology instructor Amy Skowyra reviewing and documenting photos with HVAC/R instructor Mariusz Zielinski (KB1MDS) in preparation for the Pathfinder Amateur Radio Club/ARISS website.




06/14/18 Electronics instructor Frank Legassey (KC1IYH) and HVAC/R student Nate Kendall(KC1IYI).




06/14/18 Business Technology instructor Amy Skowyra and Business Technology student Jackie Garvin photograph Frank Legassey (KC1IYH) and Nathan Kendall (KC1IYI) as they xxxx


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