Membership: All amateurs licensed for 25 years or more are encouraged to join the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) and we hope that you will consider joining our local (ArkLaTex) chapter (Chapter 85). Members of Chapter 85 engage in various projects around the Shreveport-Bossier area, but the main focus of our group is fellowship. Annual dues are $6.00. Contact: John Stewart, AA5KV, for further information.
Current Projects: Our current project involves placing a VHF receiver at the Sci-Port Discovery Center. The receiver will monitor amateur radio communications from the International Space Station (ISS). Located in downtown Shreveport, the Sci-Port Discovery Center is a science and entertainment center with thousands of visitors annually, including many area school children. Listening to radio communications from the ISS will give visitors an appreciation for the radio "footprint" of an orbiting satellite and highlight the role of amateur radio in the space program.