AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-361
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* W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day to be Held January 1st
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-361.01 ANS-361 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 348.01 From AMSAT HQ WASHINGTON, DC DATE December 27, 2022 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-361.01
W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day to be Held January 1st
In March 2022, the AMSAT community lost one of our pioneers when Ray Soifer, W2RS, became a silent key. In addition to his numerous contributions to AMSAT and the worldwide amateur satellite community, Ray was also the long time organizer of AMSAT's CW Activity Day - previously AMSAT Straight Key Night - held in conjunction with the ARRL's event on New Year's Day. In recognition of Ray's long time service to AMSAT and his keen interest in CW operating via satellite, AMSAT is pleased to announce that AMSAT's CW Activity Day will now be known as the W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day in Ray's honor.
The rules are simple - operate CW through any amateur satellite between 0000 UTC and 2359 UTC on January 1, 2023. Straight keys and bugs are encouraged, but not required. Logs are not required, but operators are encouraged to submit a report of their activity to the AMSAT-BB. Photos and video clips of activity are also encouraged - post them on Twitter and tag @AMSAT.
Remember to use the minimum power required for communication as constant carrier modes, including CW, can disrupt transponder operation for other users.
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73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM n8hm at amsat dot org