Former TAPR President Greg Jones, WD5IVD, SK

Past TAPR President Greg Jones, WD5IVD, of Denton, Texas, died on March 30. He was 54. Jones was a professor in the Department of Learning Technologies within the College of Information at the University of North Texas, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas, and was the author of numerous scholarly arti…

“Not Withstanding a Series of Obstacles,” Kids in French Guiana Speak with Space Station

It seemed nothing was going to stand in the way of nine youngsters and their two teachers from Trois Palétuviers (Three Mangroves) School in French Guiana, South America, and their chance to speak with Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, on the International Space Station via an Amateur Radio link. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was set for March 23. “I love t…