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[jamsat-news:1919] ANS-144 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins



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:

In this edition:
*  2004 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting - Call for papers
*  FO-29 reception reports wanted
*  Journal Update
*  ARISS Status  17 May 2004
*  This Week's News in Brief

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2004 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting - Call for papers

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 144.01 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  May 23, 2004
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This is the second call for papers for the 2004 AMSAT Space Symposium and
Annual Meeting to be held October 8-10 in Arlington, Virginia.  This
symposium will be held in conjunction with the ARISS International Meeting
that is planned for October 10-13.

Proposals for papers, symposium presentations, and poster presentations are
invited on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite program. An
emphasis for this year is AMSAT's educational outreach activities, including
our educational outreach efforts with universities and the International
Space Station.  In particular, papers on the following topics are solicited:
Students & Education, ARISS, Echo, Eagle and other satellite-related topics.

We request a one-page abstract by June 15, 2004. Camera ready copy on paper
or in electronic form will be due by August 1, 2004 for inclusion in the
printed symposium proceedings.

Abstracts and papers should be sent to:
Daniel Schultz N8FGV
14612 Dowling Drive
Burtonsville, MD 20866

or by e-mail to: n8fgv@amsat.org

[ANS thanks Dan, N8FGV for the above information]


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FO-29 reception reports wanted

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 144.02 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  May 23, 2004
BID: $ANS-144.02

JARL FO-29 command team wants FO-29 reception reports.

The recent FO-29 shut down problem is not due to the Under Voltage
Controller (UVC). The cause is unknown. To analyze the problem,
the command team would like to receive the following information.

1. night pass CW telemetry data
2. analog transponder status (status and the time)
3. the time analog transponder stopped
4. other reference info

Please send the report to lab2@jarl.or.jp . Please use the subject 'FO-29
reception report'.

[ANS thanks Masa, JN1GKZ for the above information]


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Journal Update

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 144.03 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  May 23, 2004
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Ed Long, WA4SWJ, Editor of the AMAT Journal reports that the May/June issue
is at the printer and work has already begun on the July/August issue.  Ed
says, "there is still room for some additional articles in the July/August
issue".  Submissions should be sent to journal@amsat.org by 20 June 2004.

[ANS thanks Ed, WA4SWJ for the above information]


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ARISS Status  17 May 2004

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 144.04 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  May 23, 2004
BID: $ANS-144.04

1. School Contacts to Resume

ARISS school contacts will resume the last week of May. Expedition 9 crew's
first contact is a crew pick of Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, and has been scheduled
with Erie Planetarium in Erie, Pennsylvania. The contact is planned for
Tuesday, May 25 at 1801 UTC, and will be performed via the telebridge
amateur radio station, VK5ZAI, in Australia.

2. BBC Article on Dr. Gregory Olsen

On May 4, the BBC ran a question and answer article on Dr. Gregory Olsen,
entitled, "Third Space Tourist." Dr. Olsen is expected to visit the ISS in
April 2005. He has expressed interest in training for his Amateur Radio
license exam so that he might participate in ARISS school contacts. See:

3. ARISS Educational Outreach/School Selection Committee Meeting

The ARISS Educational Outreach/School Selection Committee met on Thursday,
May 13. Minutes from the meeting are being prepared and will be posted to
the ARISS website upon completion.

4. ARISS Presentation at Dayton Hamvention 2004

ARISS Chairman, Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, gave a presentation to an audience of
two hundred fifty people entitled, "AMSAT's Future Role in Human Spaceflight
Exploration -- ARISS, the Moon and Mars" at the Dayton Hamvention 2004 on
Saturday, May 15. Hamvention is an annual Amateur Radio trade show, which
attracts a large number of Ham enthusiasts. The ARRL and AMSAT participated
in the event which was held Friday through Sunday, May 14 - 16 in Dayton,

5. Roy Neal, K6DUE, Commemorative Event Certificates Mailed

The bulk of the Roy Neal, K6DUE, Commemorative Event Certificates have been
mailed out. The event, which was held from November 29 through the end of
December 2003, honored Roy Neal for his hard work and dedication in getting
Amateur Radio in space. Anyone who contacted the ISS through either voice
(NA1SS) or packet (RS0ISS) during this time is eligible to receive a
certificate. See the ARRL article, entitled, "ARISS Roy Neal Commemorative
Event Certificates in the Mail" at:

6. Amateur Radio License Training

Astronaut Leroy Chiao is scheduled to train at JSC with Kenneth Ransom and
Nick Lance in early June to prepare for his Amateur Radio license exam. Once
he passes the exam and receives his callsign, he will be able to participate
in the ARISS program during his flight on board the ISS, as Expedition 10
commander. He is scheduled to fly in October, 2004.

7. ARRL Article on Columbia Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, KD5ESI

The ARRL ran a web story on the dedication of NASA's new supercomputer, the
SGI Altix 3000, to Kalpana Chawla. Chawla lost her life last year in the
Columbia STS-107 accident. The article is entitled, "NASA names new
supercomputer after lost Columbia astronaut "KC" Chawla, KD5ESI," and can be
found at: http://www.arrl.org/

[ANS thanks Carol for the above information]


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This Week's News in Brief

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 144.05 From AMSAT HQ
SILVER SPRING, MD.  May 23, 2004
BID: $ANS-144.05

**  The owners of four trucking companies, two seafood companies and one
fishing boat have all been cited by the FCC for operating without a license
on amateur frequencies. According to the C-Q magazine website, three of the
trucking companies are in North and South Carolina and the fourth is in
Idaho.  They were allegedly operating on 10 meters.  The fishing boats are
in the Pacific Northwest, purportedly using the 2 meter band.  --Newsline

**  The 2004 TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference will be held
September 10-12 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines, Iowa. You'll find
more conference information on the Web at http://www.tapr.org/dcc/  --ARRL

**   AeroAstro, Inc., a leading provider of small satellites and related
technology products, today announced the award of a contract for the
development of an Aerobrake Deorbiting System (ADS).  The objective of this
program, which is based upon technologies pioneered by AeroAstro to enhance
the mobility of small spacecraft, is a self-contained aerobrake that will
retire a space asset at the end of its useful lifetime.  --SpaceDaily

**   An Atlas IIAS rocket lifted of from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 36B
at 2222 UTC on 19 May 2004.. The satellite, an A2100 model, was injected
into a transfer orbit 28 minutes later. The AMC-11 spacecraft is a twin to
AMC-10, launched in February, and together they form SES Americom's premier
cable neighborhood and the platform for its HD-PRIME service.  --SpaceDaily

**   US-based Orbital Sciences Corporation and Taiwan's National Space
Program Office successfully launched a Taurus XL rocket at 1747 UTC on
Thursday, 20 May 2004.  "The rocket carries the ROCSAT-2 remote sensing
satellite," a statement from Vandenberg said.  "Its mission is to observe
and monitor the terrestrial and marine environment and natural resources
throughout Taiwan, its remote islands and surrounding ocean for civil
applications."  --SpaceDaily


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.

AMSAT has developed an on-line volunteer survey, designed to
identify the interests and skills of those who may be available to directly
help in efforts to develop the amateur satellite program. The survey is
designed to be completed and returned on-line, and takes only a few minutes
to fill out.  To request the survey, simply send an e-mail request
to:volunteer at AMSAT.org

This weeks ANS Editor,
Lee McLamb, KU4OS, ku4os at AMSAT.org

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