The Signals from Space program is a student-run amateur radio program of Amateur Radio Club based in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The program was founded by Al Penney, VE1AP, in 2017 and is designed to teach students about the science and technology behind amateur radio. Participants in the program learn about the basics of radio, how to use different types of radio equipment, and how to send and receive signals from around the world. In addition to learning about the fundamentals of radio, Signals from Space also encourages students to participate in a variety of activities, such as contests and public service events. Through this program, students can gain valuable experience that can help them in their future pursuits in the field of amateur radio.
However, for the time being, Al Penney is working with high school students who wish to transmit live video from the outskirts of space. He has the ability to use the moon as a radio signal reflector.
This picture shows a student at the Annapolis West Education Center named Abigail Bonnington holding a camera that is only little larger than a sugar cube. A microscopic transmitter that is capable of establishing communication with a laptop is attached to it, and it can communicate with the laptop.
Due to the fact that it has ceased functioning, Penney and Bonnington are currently troubleshooting it. It needs to be operational by the time the Annapolis Royal Space Agency sends its second “package” far into the stratosphere, which is between 30 and 40 kilometres high. If it is not, it will be replaced.
Since the beginning of the school year, Penney, a resident of the Annapolis Valley and a member of an amateur radio club, has been assisting the students.
Amateur Radio Club at Annapolis Valley
The Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club is a nonprofit group committed to advancing the practice of amateur radio in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The organization was founded in 1985 and is affiliated with Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). In addition to its regular meetings, the club also holds yearly field days, RAC Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Courses, and operating practice sessions. In addition to these regular occasions and activities, the club also supports or participates in ham radio contests and volunteer projects.