I’m now in the cool part of my degree plan where we get to start doing cool stuff with the knowledge that we’ve acquired. This semester I joined a team of students that are building a CubeSat satellite, it launches sometime next fall. I’m learning a lot and its totally fun to be working with satellites. My specific piece is the communications system. In order to be qualified to talk to the satellite once its in orbit, I had to get my amateur radio (ham) operator’s license. I took the first test last weekend and am now studying for the next exam. Just this morning I found out my call sign. I am now also known as KE5RMR.