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Press Release

16th Space Symposium and AMSAT Annual Meeting

Call for Papers

The 16th Annual Meeting and Space Symposium will be held October 16-18

1998 at the Park Inn Internationl in Vicksburg Mississippi.  This is the

first call to authors who wish to present papers at the Symposium and

that will be printed in the Proceedings.  The Subject matter of the

papers should be topics of interest to the amateur radio satellite

service. Key dates in calling for and submitting papers are:

    One page abstracts are due no later than June 1, 1998,

    Authors will be advised by e-mail or postal mail shortly after June

15, 1998 regarding whether their paper has been accepted or not,

    Camera ready copy of accepted papers is due no later than August 15,

1998. Papers will only be superficially edited and will generally be

printed as submitted. Authors are requested to provide an electronic

file preferably in any version of Word or WordPerfect in the event a

major disaster is spotted and can be corrected at the last minute.

Abstracts can be sent to w5xx@magnolia.net or to Malcolm Keown, W5XX, 14

Lake Circle Drive, Vicksburg, MS  39180. If you do send an abstact by

e-mail, it might be wise to send a follow-up postal-mail copy since

things do get lost in cyberspace. 

Proceedings of the Symposium will be printed by the ARRL and made

available at and after the meeting. Also, if you do not wish to present

a paper, but have a topic of interest, please submit the topic and 

perhaps arrangements can be made for a presentation. 

Information regarding Vicksburg area attractions and details on

arrangements for the 16th Space Symposium and AMSAT Annual Meeting can

be found elsewhere in this and future issues and at



For additional information on this press release contact: Eddie Pettis,

N5JGK, 114 Terrace St., Vicksburg, MS  39180 or e-mail via