[amsat-bb] Re-Post from ANS - AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Begins This Week

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Tue Oct 23 06:27:36 PDT 2007

This information may be useful for those who do not read the ANS Bulletins.

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-294.01
AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Begins This Week

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 294.01
October 21, 2007
BID: $ANS-294.01

The AMSAT-NA 2007 Space Symposium will begin this week! The AMSAT
Board of Director's meeting on Thursday, October 25 kicks off the
event.  Symposium activities begin on Friday, October, 26. Amateur
Radio Satellite Operators will find the AMSAT Space Symposium to be
an exciting and rewarding event-filled weekend. Here are some of the
features and events to look forward to:

  + AMSAT-NA Annual General Meeting - Saturday, October 27, 11:00AM
    Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).  This meeting will be on the AMSAT 
    conference on EchoLink.
  + AMSAT-NA Board of Directors Meeting
  + AMSAT Directors and Officers will be available to answer
     your questions
  + AMSAT Annual Banquet with Keynote Speaker
  + Technical forums focusing on the latest planning and technology of
     Amateur Radio in Space
  + All Papers and Presentations will be published in the Symposium
    Proceedings for all registered attendees
  + Technical demonstrations of prototype flight hardware and software
     for AMSAT Eagle - the next generation in space
  + Discussions and demonstrations of SuitSat-2, ARISS, solid state
     RF power amp, antennas, AO-51
  + Update on AMSAT's new Maryland Lab
  + AMSAT Area Coordinators' Breakfast and Meeting on Sunday Morning
  + IARU Satellite Forum
  + President's Club Reception
  + Satellite Beginner's Session: Introduction to Satellites
  + An operating satellite station capable of working AO-7, FO-29,
     AO-27, SO-50, AO-51 and VO-52
  + N2SPI satellite antenna demonstrations and antenna construction
     with students
  + Meet and greet old friends and make new friends
  + Enjoy eyeball QSOs with satellite designers, builders, and operators
     from around the world
  + Sunday afternoon tour to the WPXI-DT Digital Studio

The AMSAT Software Defined Transponder Team is working toward having
an operational VHF - UHF transponder available for the entire weekend.
Eagle Project Team members will be available to answer your questions
and provide demonstrations.

AMSAT-DL Vice-President and Board member Hartmut Päsler, DL1YDD will
give a presentation about the current status of the P3-E project and

The full Symposium schedule has been posted on the web pages.
See:  http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/symposium/2007/index.php

Talk-in for Symposium will be on 146.955/146.355 or 443.65/448.65
repeaters.  Both repeaters use 131.8 Hz CTCSS.

New to the Symposium this year is a selection of apparel that may be
ordered. We have Symposium themed golf shirts, tee shirts, key rings
ball caps. A percentage of these sales will go to Eagle.

If you haven't registered yet you may do so at the Symposium site.

[ANS thanks 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium Co-chairs Kevin N3HKQ,
  and Pat KC4WTT for the above information]


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