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Longitude: W 91°.69,  Latitude: N 41°.84, Elevation: 835 feet (255 meters)

Since 1986

THE OBSERVATORY -

   A 23.5 cm Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and CCD camera are pictured here.  The observatory also uses a 30cm f/5 reflecting telescope and other instruments.  For more, visit the ASTRONOMY page.
 

THE RADIO STATION -

   Station call sign: WØABC.  Shown is an Icom 746 Pro; an HF/VHF transceiver used as a base station. The station uses other HF/VHF equipment and various antennas. Maidenhead Grid Square Location = EN41du.  For more, visit the RADIO page.

 

Ongoing Astronomical Activities:

 + CCD photometry of variable stars
 + Asteroid occultation timings
 + Astrophotography & video astronomy
 +
Public education
 + Astronomical League Master Observer
 +
Charter member Cedar Amateur Astronomers, Inc.


Ongoing Amateur Radio Activities:

 + Field operation
 + VHF/UHF radio communication via satellite
 + Local VHF "Nets"
 + Communication with DX (distant
) amateur stations
 + Severe weather spotting
- SkyWarn
 + Local and DX emergency communication activities
 + Antenna construction/experimentation/testing