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This month we are happy to have Kristopher and Christine from NASA Rally come and present to us about how HAM radio is used in the events.

Amateur Radio and Performance Rally

Husband and wife team of Kristopher Marciniak, KI6IUC and Christine Marciniak, KI6IUE are accomplished US Rally Competitors with several class and national titles to their credit. Kris is a Network Engineer, while Christine holds a PhD and a clinical license in Molecular Biology, both working at small companies in Orange County, CA. Kris is also the West Coast Director of NASA Rally Sport; the leading sanctioning body for Performance Rally in the US. Both KI6IUC and KI6IUE have been licensed for over 10 years and active in Amateur Radio in many areas from running a weekly club net (SOARA), tracking LEO satellites, and extensive work with APRS. They organize the High Desert Trails Performance Rally based out of Ridgecrest, California.

Members of the Desert RATS club try our best to live by this code at all times.

The Radio Amateur Is:

* CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

* LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

* PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and knowledge above reproach.

* FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly
advise and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

* BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

* PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country
and community.

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