Here is the info on some of the forums of interest to AMSAT members at the Dayton Hamvention. It is unofficial in that I prepared the message but it was coopied from Dayton Hamevention web: www.hamvention.org and reformatted. Note that Forums start at 8 AM on Friday but the inside exhibit area does not open until the usual 12 Noon time. It also says that Room numbers have changed but gives no information as to their new locations! ron, w8gus. -----------cut here----------------------- Friday May 15, 1998, 8:15 - 9:45 ROOM 1 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMATIC POSITION REPORTING SYSTEM (APRS) Moderator: Bob Bruninga WB4APR (Hamvention's 1998 Technical Excellence Award winner) Speakers: Keith and Mark Sproul Mac/WinAPRS Steve Dimse, javAPRS Brent Hildebrand APRSa4 Friday May 15, 1998, 8:15 - 10:15 ROOM 3 AMSAT #1 Moderator: Bill Tynan, W3XO, President, AMSAT-North America Topics and Speakers: "Getting Started on the Amateur Radio Analog and Digital Satellites" - Barry Baines, WD4ASW, AMSAT-NA Vice President, Field Operations "PHASE 3-D--The Satellite for ALL Amateurs--Project Team Panel Discussion " - Bill Tynan, W3XO, President, AMSAT-North America, Keith Baker, KB1SF, Executive Vice President, AMSAT-North America and Lou McFadin, W5DID, Phase 3-D Integration Laboratory Manager " SAREX and ISS: Mission Reports and Plans" - Rosalie White, WA1STO, Director, ARRL Educational Activities Dept. and Matt Bordelon, KC5BTL, SAREX/ISS Principle Investigator Friday May 15, 1998, 10: 00 - 1: 45 ROOM 1 TAPR DIGITAL Moderator: John Ackerman N8UR Topics and Speakers: Introduction, John Ackermann N8UR TAPR Kits/Projects, Greg Jones WD5IVD and Steve Bible,N7HPR Regulatory Issues, DeWayne Hendricks WA8DZP Spread Spectrum, Tom McDermott N5EG and Bob Strickland, N5UAN GPS Projects, Steve Bible N7HPR and Tom Clark W3IWI 15 Minute Break Linux AX.25, John Ackermann N8UR APRS Update, Bob Bruninga WB4APR, Mark Sproul KB2ICI, Keith Sproul WU2Z and Steve Dimse K4HG Sunday May 17, 1998, 8: 15 - 9: 45 ROOM 1 AMSAT #2 Moderator: Keith Pugh, W5IU, Vice President, Operations AMSAT-North America Topics and Speakers: "PHASE 3-D Brief Status Update" - Keith Baker, KB1SF, Executive VicePresident, AMSAT- North America "Mode S and Above...Preparing To Use the Higher Bands on Phase 3-D" Ed Krome, K9EK, Southern Indiana AMSAT Area Coordinator end.