AMSAT Space Symposium at Sea a Success!

The 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting held aboard the Carnival Liberty in the Gulf of Mexico is now history! Approximately 70 AMSAT members as well as family and friends from the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and the Azores enjoyed the presentations, activities, and camaraderie during the four day cruise, which departed from Galveston, Texas and included a port call at Progreso, Mexico. Look for more details about the Symposium presentations and activities in the next issue of The AMSAT Journal.

AMSAT members display their portable antennas from the aft deck of the Carnival Liberty during the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium

AMSAT members display their portable antennas from the aft deck of the Carnival Liberty during the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium

Due to a lack of internet bandwidth, live audio of the 2016 AMSAT General Meeting was not available via Echolink. Please see the following slides presented during the General Meeting by AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, for an update on the status of AMSAT:

2016 AMSAT Annual Meeting Slides

AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, opens the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium aboard the Carnival Liberty

AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, opens the 2016 AMSAT Space Symposium aboard the Carnival Liberty

2016 AMSAT Space Symposium Chairman Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

2016 AMSAT Space Symposium Chairman Clayton Coleman, W5PFG

AMSAT Secretary Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, demonstrates the superiority of the Alaskan Arrow over the Elk Antenna wielded by AMSAT VP Educational Relations Joe Spier, K6WAO

AMSAT Secretary Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, wielding an Alaskan Arrow, spars with AMSAT VP Educational Relations Joe Spier, K6WAO, wielding an Elk

AMSAT members display their portable antennas aboard the Carnival Liberty

AMSAT members display their portable antennas aboard the Carnival Liberty