This is a reminder that the AMSAT Symposium is quickly approaching.
It takes place next weekend (9-11 OCT) at the BWI Sheraton and you're
This Symposium marks the 40th Anniversary of AMSAT and we'll be
celebrating this significant milestone along with looking forward to
the next 40 years. AMSAT members who are registered for the Symposium
are invited to a 'birthday party' for AMSAT Friday evening (including
a birthday cake). In addition, Symposium attendees will also receive
a 40th Anniversary History of AMSAT written/edited by Bill Tynan, W3XO
in their registration packets. Many of us don't know the 'story of
AMSAT', and thanks to the work of Bill Tynan, Dick Daniels, Keith
Baker and others, we've focused this year on telling AMSAT's story
through their articles in the AMSAT Journal. Bill's new book provides
significantly more detail as well as brings the reader right up to the
current year. It makes for fun reading and gives recognition to the
significant achievements over the past 40 years!
This year's "AMSAT Proceedings" has a wide assortment of papers and
this year's presentations will be both interesting and informative.
Dan Schultz, N8FGV is finalizing the "Proceedings" as this is written
and attendees will be in position to hear the presentations, discuss
the papers with the authors, and gain some insight into the future
direction of AMSAT's satellite program.
The Saturday evening Banquet will feature Martin Collins, a curator at
the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. The title of his talk is "Making
the Space Age: The First Fifty Years".
A reminder that that the AMSAT BOD meeting takes place Thursday, 8 OCT
and Friday morning, 9 OCT. This is an open meeting, though the BOD
does go into closed session briefly on Friday morning. In addition
the AMSAT Annual Meeting takes place Saturday afternoon 1530-1700
EDT. We expect to have the Annual Meeting 'online' via Echolink. I
anticipate that both the Symposium and the Annual Meeting will be an
opportunity to highlight some of the significant accomplishments that
have taken place over the last 12 months plus give some perspective on
the future direction of AMSAT.
Please consider joining us to celebrate a significant milestone for
AMSAT and build the foundation for the next 40 years! You may
register online at the AMSAT Store: http://www.amsat-na.com/store2/SymposiumReg2009.php
Barry A. Baines, WD4ASW
Friend in São Paulo make a movie from his antenas under strong winds.
Fabiano Moser CR7/PY5RX
ARISS-PORTUGAL (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)
Representative at Teleconference and Portugal Telebridge Coordinator.
"There is no great talent without great will. (Honoré de Balzac)"
I will be working every possible pass of ao27, so5o, and ao-51 starting noonish friday oct 2 pacific time. We will end mid day on sunday.
This and DM08 may be valuable to some. I will sql each call that needs one.
Have a great weekend
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I'm interested in hearing more about it. Please do keep the bb informed.
------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 09:56:38 PM CDT
From: Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea(a)pacbell.net>
To: amsat-bb(a)amsat.org, RSwart1(a)twcny.rr.com
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Fox Delta ST2
> I bought one a couple of months ago, but haven't had time to build it yet.
> Looks very nice, all quality parts, and the shipping was quite fast,
considering it came from India.
> Jim KQ6EA
> --- On Mon, 9/28/09, Randy <RSwart1(a)twcny.rr.com> wrote:
> > From: Randy <RSwart1(a)twcny.rr.com>
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Fox Delta ST2
> > To: amsat-bb(a)amsat.org
> > Date: Monday, September 28, 2009, 4:58 PM
> > I am thinking about getting this
> > interface to control my rotor.
> > Was wondering if others have it and if so , how do you like
> > it?
> > Other rotor controller preferences?
> > Randy - N2CUA
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Based on day 271 keps from Celestrak the Perigee height for Cute 1.7 Object 28941 has now dropped below 300km.
Re-entry probably early October. Anyone care to predict the date and time?
If you would, how about sending it to me off list. g7hia(a)btinternet.com I will complile a table and provide a small prize for the person who is nearest.
Closing date midnight utc last day of September.
73 John G7HIA
Has anyone tried any digital modes thru the satellites?
Uhmmm not APRS .. I mean like RTTY or PSK31 ??
I guess you would have to try that on a linear bird ..
But I am guessing that the doppler would be a major problem?
Like I said .. Silly question..
Randy - N2CUA