[ans] ANS-273 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sun Sep 30 07:53:52 PDT 2007


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE
ANS-273

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through analog and digital Amateur Radio satellites.

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******************* AMSAT 2007 Space Symposium *************************

The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club announces the
2007 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport
Marriott Hotel on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2007.
The AMSAT web team has posted informational pages on the AMSAT web site.
You can find the announcement with many links at:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/symposium/2007/index.php

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In this edition:
* Annual International Amateur Radio Satellite Forum at Symposium
* AMSAT Awards
* Students to Build Satellite Antennas at AMSAT Symposium
* Sputnik 50th Anniversary Special Events Planned for October 4
* Satellite Shorts From All Over



SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-273.01
Annual International Amateur Radio Satellite Forum at Symposium

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 273.01
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
September 30, 2007
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-273.01

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council
holds its Amateur Satellite Forum on alternating years between the
AMSAT-NA Symposium and the AMSAT-UK Colloquium.  This year is the
turn to hold this forum in the USA at the Symposium on Sunday, Oct-
ober 28.

Three speakers are currently scheduled to address the forum.  There
is also time planned for a panel discussion with the IARU delegates.
The forum will be open to everyone attending the Symposium.

[ANS thanks the Symposium Committee for the above information]


/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-273.02
AMSAT Awards

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 273.02
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
September 30, 2007
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-273.02

Bruce, KK5DO, AMSAT Director Contests and Awards says the latest
awards are:

We would like to welcome the following to the satellite community.
They have made their first satellite contact and are now members
of the AMSAT Satellite Communicators Club.
Richard Silva, WA6ES


AMSAT Communication Achievement Award
Jeffery Thomas, K7WIN, #454
Douglas Papay, KD8CAO, #455


South Africa AMSAT Communication Achievement Award
Jeffery Thomas, K7WIN, #US112
Douglas Papay, KD8CAO, #US113

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

[ANS thanks Bruce, KK5DO for the above information]


/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-273.03
Students to Build Satellite Antennas at AMSAT Symposium

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 273.03
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
September 30, 2007
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-273.03

Richard Crow, N2SPI will conduct a workshop which will mentor students
to build satellite antennas for 145 and 435 MHz.  They will be able
to use their antenna to receive signals from AO-51, SO-50, and AO-27.
The workshops are slated to take place on Friday evening and Saturday
morning at the Symposium.

[ANS thanks the Symposium Committee for the above information]

/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-273.04
Sputnik 50th Anniversary Special Events Planned for October 4

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 266.04
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
September 30, 2007
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-273.04

AMSAT-NA will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik with a
special event on AO-51. AO-51 will rebroadcast original Sputnik
telemetry and a congratulatory message to mark the event during passes
over North America on the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd in North
America, which is early October 4th UTC. At this time, only the passes
over North America will be able to carry the special event. Please watch
ANS and the amsat-bb mailing list for further information as the date
approaches.

Robert, G8ATE and John, G7HIA will be using the special call sign GB50SO
starting on the 4th October for one month to celebrate the 50th Anni-
versary of the launch of the first earth orbiting satellite SPUTNIK ONE
on that date in 1957. All of the available analogue satellites will be
used as time permits. A special QSL card will be available after the
event.

[ANS thanks Drew, KO4MA, and Robert, G8ATE for the above information]

/EX


SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-273.05
Satellite Shorts From All Over

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 273.05
  From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
September 30, 2007
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-273.05

+ Make your room reservations for the 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium
   in Pittsburgh as soon as possible. Any rooms that have not been
   reserved by October 8th will be released to the hotel.  For the
   reservation code, go to the AMSAT website and click on the left
   hand side - AMSAT Symposium. If you have any problems making a
   reservation, please call Martha in the ASMAST office at
   (301-589-6062).

+ Drew, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations reminds AO-51 users that its time
   to again submit your mode requests for the month of October. Please
   submit them to ao51-modes at amsat.org as soon as possible.

+ Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, ARRL Assistant Manager, Membership & Volunteer
   Programs Department wrote this week, "After review, ARRL will permit
   contacts through the ISS (Earth - ISS - Earth) to be counted towards
   satellite endorsement for WAS and DXCC. This applies to contacts made
   via the onboard repeater equipment provided that the equipment does
   not hold and re-transmit information. Contacts with the ISS do not
   receive any award credit. Further information will be available on
   the LoTW website."  See: http://www.arrl.org/lotw/

+ Masa, JN1GKZ has an FO-29 Operation Schedule page at:
   http://www.ne.jp/asahi/m-arai/gkz/satinfo/fo29e.htm

[ANS thanks everyone for the above information]


/EX


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.

73,
This week's ANS Editor,
Dee Interdonato, NB2F
nb2f at amsat dot org















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