[ans] ANS-182 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins

Lee McLamb ku4os at cfl.rr.com
Sun Jul 1 05:09:34 PDT 2007


ANS is a free, weekly, news and information service of AMSAT North
America, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS reports on the
activities of a worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who share an
active interest in designing, building, launching and communicating
through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat.org

In this edition:
* Call for papers - 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting
* AMSAT Awards
* Field Day Results Reminder
* ARISS Status - 25 June 2007

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Call for papers - 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.01
July 1, 2007
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This is the second call for papers for the 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium
and Annual Meeting to be held October 25-28, 2007 in Pittsburgh,

Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations
are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite program.
emphasis for this year is an educational outreach to middle and high
school students.  In particular, papers on the following topics are

Students & Education, ARISS, AO-51, P3E, Eagle and other
satellite-related topics.

We request a one-page abstract as soon as possible. Camera ready copy on
paper or in electronic form will be due by September 1, 2007 for
inclusion in the printed symposium proceedings.  Papers received after
this date will not be included in the printed proceedings.

Abstracts and papers should be sent to: Daniel Schultz N8FGV by e-mail
n8fgv at amsat.org

[ANS thanks the AMSAT 2007 Symposium Committee for the above


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AMSAT Awards

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.02
July 1, 2007
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Having made a first satellite contact, we would like to welcome to the
satellite community, as members of the AMSAT Satellite Communicators
David Palmgren, N8DP

AMSAT Sexagesimal Award
Robert Palmer Jr, KB2YCC, #144

South Africa AMSAT Communication Achievement Award
Steven Raas, N2JDQ, #US109

To see all the awards visit http://www.amsat.org or

[ANS thanks Bruce, KK5DO, for the above information]


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Field Day Results Reminder

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.03
July 1, 2007
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Now that field day is over, It is hoped everyone that participated had
as much fun as they had expected. There is just one more thing to do. Be
sure to send in your results and photos.

The Satellite Summary Sheet should be used for submission of the AMSAT
Field Day competition and be received by KK5DO (email or postal mail) by
11:59 P.M. CDT, Monday, July 16, 2007. The preferred method for
submitting your log is via e-mail to kk5do at amsat.org or kk5do at arrl.net.

You may also use the postal service but give plenty of time for your
results to arrive by the submission date. Add photographs or other
interesting information so that can be used an article for the Journal.

You will receive an email back (within one or two days) from me when
your email submission is received. If you do not receive a confirmation
message, try sending it again or send it to my other email address.

If mailing your submission, the address is:

    Bruce Paige, KK5DO
    Director of Awards and Contests
    PO Box 310
    Alief, TX 77411-0310.

Certificates will be awarded to the first-place emergency power/portable
station at the AMSAT General Meeting and Space Symposium in Pittsburgh
in October 2007. Certificates will also be awarded to the second and
third place portable/emergency operation in addition to the first-place
home station running on emergency power. Stations submitting high,
award-winning scores will be requested to send in dupe sheets for analog
contacts and message listings for digital downloads.

[ANS thanks Bruce, KK5DO, for the above information]


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ARISS Status - 25 June 2007

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.04
July 1, 2007
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1. Upcoming School Contact

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai, Alaska has been
scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
(ARISS) contact on Saturday, July 7 at 19:43 UTC. The center engages
Elementary and Middle school students in space exploration, science,
math and technology. Home schooled children will also be invited to
participate in the contact and there is a possibility of reaching rural
students through a School Access video conference.  Workshops are
planned prior to the contact to introduce children to the ISS, its
mission and the crew’s workload. Students will participate in poster and
essay competitions related to space exploration. Media will be notified
and coverage is expected on both a local and national level.

2. Amateur Radio Contact on Youth Day 

To celebrate Youth Day on Saturday, June 16, students in South Africa
spoke with astronaut Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, via amateur radio. Amateur
Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) member Hans van de
Groenendaal, ZS6AKV, arranged the contact with a few undergraduates and
other students from a high school radio club who had just earned their
ham licenses a few days earlier. The headmaster was pleased with the
outcome and plans to promote Amateur Radio as a major support subject at
the school. 

3. ARISS International Meeting Held

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
teleconference was held on Tuesday, June 19. Agenda items discussed
included the next ARISS face to face meeting, SuitSat-2 and the Columbus
Module antennas. Minutes from the meeting have been posted to the ARISS
website. See: http://www.rac.ca/ariss/arisstel2007-06-19.htm

[ANS thanks Carol, KB3LKI, for the above information]


In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining donors
to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive additional benefits.
Application forms are available from the AMSAT Office.

This week's ANS Editor,
Lee McLamb, KU4OS
ku4os at amsat dot org

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