The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club announces that the 2007 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2007.
This year we are focusing efforts to attract local middle and high school students to the Saturday sessions of the symposium and special programs by contacting local gifted and science teachers. As part of this there will be available on site a fully operational satellite station for demonstrations and use. More will be announced as this program develops.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Mr. Sy Liebergot, a former EECOM controller responsible for the electrical and environmental systems onboard the Apollo Command Module. He was part of the team that guided Apollo 13 back to Earth following the explosion which crippled the spacecraft. For movie buffs, in the Apollo 13 movie, Sy Liebergot was played by Clint Howard, the brother of director Ron Howard.
The links to the right will help you to information to plan your trip to the Pittsburgh area. There are links to help you arrange your travel plans, book your hotel, and enjoy your stay. We hope you will come for the Symposium and enjoy our beautiful area.
We are sure you will enjoy the Symposium and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime! You can register for the Symposium online, and even make your hotel reservations and arrange for upgrades online as well!
Talk-in for the Symposium will be on 146.955/146.355 or 443.65/448.65 repeaters. (out/in) BOTH repeaters REQUIRE 131.8Hz CTCSS. The 443.65 repeater has very good coverage (3 remote receivers and 250 W tx) in areas where the 2m is "marginal".
If you are looking for information that isn't provided please contact the Symposium Committee and indicate that the information is missing.
The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel has fine accommodations including wireless internet access. Shopping and dining venues are easily accessible from the hotel as well scenic views of downtown Pittsburgh. Marriott has not yet provided a reservation code but it will be announced as soon as we have it. An announcement will be issued by mid May 2007 that reservations for the symposium and hotel will be taken from the 2007 Space Symposium page of AMSAT.org.
If the hotel runs out of rooms there are plenty of other hotels nearby.
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