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ETP FAQ

ETP FAQ

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on various ETP topics below.

Special thanks to ARRL ETP Director, Mark Spencer, WA8SME, for answering most of these questions.

Curriculum FAQ

  • Do you have any ideas for my After School Class?
  • How can I integrate Electronics in my Technology Class?
  • I need ideas for my Home Schoolers?
  • Do you have any ideas for a Summer Camp exploring electronics, radios or satellites?
  • How can I teach waves in the clasroom?
  • How can I use the oscilloscope to reinforce math concepts?
  • Help!  What can I do with Amateur Radio in the classroom?
  • I have a student who wants to know more about Public Service, can you help direct me?

Find answers to ETP curriculum questions.

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ETP Grant FAQ

  • Equipment suggestions for grants?
  • Grant question for afterschool activities?
  • Grant question about FEMA courses and public service?
  • Funding for a specific project in school?
  • Clarification on what needs to be writen into the grant?

Find answers to ETP grant questions.

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Projects, Kits and Activity Boards

  • Do you have a program I can use with the BASIC Stamp for a  DDS-30 card?
  • Can I design a TV remote to use in a classroom response system?
  • Can you recommend an easy soldering kits for students?
  • BasicStamp seismometer data transfer to PDF and circuit diagram
  • How do I attach a spy camera on my Boe-Bot?
  • We would like our Boe-Bots to follow one another.  Do you have a program for that? 
  • How can I configure a Basic Stamp for my weather balloon?

Find answers to ETP project questions.

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Radio Astronomy FAQ

  • We want to explore Radio Jove. What equipment do you recommend?
  • What antenna modeling software do you recommend?
  • I need help with programing my telescope?
  • Where does the red wire go?
  • Do you recommend a dipole to listen to Jupiter?
  • Can you provide the code to control the microcontroller for use withthe Radio Telescope Project? or ASM code.  or HEX File.
  • Do you know of any online sellers that will ship parts Internationally?

Find answers to ETP radio astronomy questions.

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Classroom Radio FAQ

  • Do you have any ideas what I can do with my after school class?
  • Can you suggest a Foxhunt activity?
  • How do I get started with Foxhunting; how do I build the equipment?
  • How can I integrate Amateur Radio in my classroom?
  • ISS and Satellite antenna placement at school?
  • Should I introduce QRP kits in my classroom?
  • Space activities in the classroom using satellites and other themes?
  • Who is the control operator, trustee of a school station? 

Find answers to ETP classroom radio questions.

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Satellite Operations FAQ

  • CAT control question for satellite tracking?
  • Difficulties getting satellite controller to be seen by the computer?
  • How do you use an Oscar Satellite locator?
  • I need guidance how to start satellites in my school?
  • Question using the IC7000 to receive satellite telementry?
  • Satellite rotator interface question?
  • ISS and satellite antenna placement at school?
  • Question about which receiver actually worked best
  • Satellite tracking question?
  • Using the NOVA software?
  • Weather station question and purpose for writing the grant?
  • What are the voltage readings for the rotor?
  • What HT should I use to work satellites?
  • What interface to use?
  • Where should we install our VHF antenna to talk to the ISS?
  • Diplexer design for your HT for working Satellites? Diagram 1  Diagram 2  Diagram 3 Image 1 Image 2
  • Can you recommed an easy to build 2 meter antenna I can use with satellites?

Find answers to ETP satellite operations questions.

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Troubleshooting FAQ

Find answers to ETP troubleshooting questions.

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Downloading Weather Satellite  Data/ Images FAQ

 

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Resources for Radio Science

 

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