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Here is the agenda for the 2007 Symposium. This is a preliminary agenda and is subject to change. Attendees will be given a final list when they check in at the registration desk. This page will also be updated to reflect any changes, so check back often.
 
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Thursday AMSAT-NA Board Meeting
Friday AMSAT-NA Board Meeting Space
Symposium
Session 1
President's Club
N2SPI Ant
Demo Pt 1
Intro to
Satellites
Saturday Space Symposium
Session 2
AGM Space Symposium
Session 3
Sy
Libergot
Book
Signing
Cocktail
Hour
Annual Banquet
N2SPI Antenna
Demo Pt 2
Sunday Area
Coordinators
IARU Organized Tour of WPXI Studios

 

Session 1, Friday, October 26, 2007

Time Presentation Topic Minutes Presenters
13:00 Opening Remarks 15 Rick Hambly, W2GPS and Pat Sanford, KC4WTT
13:15 Lindenblad Antenna for 70 cm 25 Anthony Montiero, AA2TX
13:40 Receiving & Displaying AO-51 Telemetry 30 Douglas D. Quagliana, KA2UPW
14:10 AO-51 Power Generation, Storage, and Transmitter Power 30 Gould Smith, WA4SXM
14:40 CANSAT-Educational Hands-On for Student Education/Outreach 20 Ivan Galysh
15:00 Break
15:10 GENSO: A Global Ground Station Network 30 Graham Shirville, G3VZV
15:40 Frequency Spectrum Usage 15 Graham Shirville, G3VZV
15:55 ALMASat Microsatellite-Platform for Small Scientific Experiments 25 Giulio Pezzi, IZ4FVW
16:20 Using GO-32 for Mobile APRS Satellite Operation 30 Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
16:50 70 cm Eagle Receiver Prototype 30 Juan Rivera, WA6HTP
17:20 ARISS Contact with the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children 20 David Jordan, AA4KN
17:40 The WinCube Project 20 Stefan Wagener, VE4NSA
18:00 P-3E: An Updated Overview 20 Harmut Paesler, DL1YDD
18:20 Bochum 66' Dish: Refurbishment, AMSAT Use and Achievements 20 Harmut Paesler, DL1YDD
Also ...
17:30 Antenna Demonstration for Students, Part 1 (held simultaineously with the presentations) 90 Richard Crow, N2SPI
19:30 Introduction to Amateur Satelites 90 Gould Smith, WA4SXM

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Session 2, Saturday Morning, October 27, 2007

Time Topic Minutes Presenters
08:00 Mechanical Status of Eagle 20 Robert Davis, KF4KSS
08:20 The New AMSAT Lab in Maryland 20 Robert Davis, KF4KSS
08:40 Thermal Design of Eagle Modules 20 Dick Jansson, KD1K
09:00 70 cm Receiver Report & Lessons Learned 20 Juan Rivera, WA6HTP
09:20 High Efficiency VHF Power Amplifier by N2UO 20 Bob McGwier, N4HY
09:40 LVB Tracker Promo 5 Gould Smith, WA4SXM
09:45
Break
10:05 Advanced Communications Package 25 Matt Ettus, N2MJI
10:30 Phase IV Lite 30 Bob McGwier, N4HY
11:00 AMSAT Annual Meeting (Echolink Connection) 60 Richard Hambly, W2GPS
Also ...
09:00 Antenna Demonstration for Students, Part 2 (held simultaineously with the presentations) 90 Richard Crow, N2SPI

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Session 3, Saturday Afternoon, October 27, 2007

Time Topic Minutes Presenters
13:00 Electronic Scanning Antennas for Amateur Spacecraft 45 Tom Clark, K3IO
13:45 Where's the Launch? 20 Lee McLamb, KU4OS
14:05 Building a Beacon for 2401 MHz 20 Charlie Heisler, K3VDB
14:25 A High Efficiency Broadband GaN Amplifier for Amateur Radio 20 Stephen D. Turner, K3HPA
14:45 Owning the Technology: Open Standards and Open Source on Future Spacecraft 35 Bruce Perens, K6BP
15:20
Break
15:30 SuitSat-2 25 Lou McFadin, W5DID
15:55 Human Spaceflight 25 Frank Baeur, KA3HDO
16:20 Taking Amateur Radio into the Classroom 20 Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV
16:40 Space & Dinosaurs for Student Educations Outreach 25 Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD
17:05 Telling Our Stories 20 Joe Lynch, N6CL
17:25 Launching Dreams: The Long-Term Impact of SAREX & ARISS 25 Patricia Palazzolo, KB3NMS
17:50 Closing Remarks 10 Richard Hambly, W2GPS
Also ...
18:30 Happy Hour preceding the Banquet 60
19:30 Banquet, AMSAT Auction, and Keynote

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Session 4, Sunday Morning, October 28, 2007

Time Topic Minutes Presenters
08:00 Area Coordinators Meeting 90 Gould Smith, WA4SXM
09:30 IARU Meeting* 120 Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS5AKV

*  The IARU panel discussion will be a forum where attendees can ask the IARU panel for advice and opinions
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