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1999 AMSAT-NA annual meeting and Space Symposium



Title: 1999 AMSAT-NA annual meeting and Space Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

17th Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA annual meeting

        Recent and future developments in amateur radio satellites will
be presented in San Diego, California on October 8-11 at the 17th Space
Symposium and AMSAT-NA annual meeting. The location for this years event
is the beautiful Hanalei Hotel in the heart of San Diego's Mission Valley,
a short distance from many of San Diego's attractions. For entertainment
you can visit Sea World or the world famous San Diego Zoo. History buffs
can "discover" San Diego at Cabrillo National Monument or experience
periods of San Diego's history by visiting Mission San Diego de Alcala,
Presidio Park, Old Town San Diego State Park and Balboa Park. Golfers will
enjoy playing on any of San Diego's many fine golf courses. Of course,
there is no shortage of shopping with Mission Valley Center, Fashion Valley
Mall, Seaport Village, and Horton Plaza a short ride away. If relaxation
is more your style visit scenic La Jolla, Mission Bay Park, Coronado Island
or any of San Diego's beautiful beaches.
        If you're interested in an amateur radio vacation, visit the ARRL
Southwestern Division Convention (HAMCON) on the Queen Mary in Long Beach,
California October 1-3, then see some of Southern California's sights
before attending the 17th Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA annual meeting in
San Diego October 8-11. A tentative agenda includes the Space Symposium
all day Friday Oct. 8 and Saturday Oct. 9. There will be a satellite
session for beginners Friday evening and the annual banquet will be
Saturday evening. An IARU Satellite meeting will be held Sunday morning
Oct. 10 followed by the AMSAT-NA board meeting Sunday afternoon and all
day Monday Oct. 11. Further details will be available later this year.
        For more information on San Diego's facilities and attractions
contact the San Diego Convention and Visitor's Bureau at (888) 969-9310.
Hotel reservations for the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego can be made by
calling the hotel at (800) 882-0858. Be sure to mention AMSAT to receive
the $85 per night discounted group rate. This rate is available for rooms
reserved between Oct. 4 and Oct. 12. The local contact for the AMSAT
event is Duane Naugle, KO6BT and can be reached at ko6bt@amsat.org.
        The call for papers will be made in February and registration forms
will be available in July.

Hanalei Hotel             http://www.hanaleihotel.com
San Diego City                http://www.sannet.gov
San Diego Visitors Bureau       http://www.sandiego.org
San Diego Zoo             http://www.sandiegozoo.org
San Diego Gaslamp Quarter       http://www.gaslamp.com
San Diego Horton Plaza          http://www.hortonplaza.com
San Diego landmarks         http://www.sddt.com/arts/landmarks
Balboa Park                   http://www.sddt.com/features/balboapark

Cabrillo National Monument      http://www.nps.gov/cabr/home.html
ARRL SW Division Convention     http://www.qsl.net/arrlsw/hamcon
Queen Mary Hotel                  http://www.queenmary.com

Queen Mary Enthusiasts          http://www.queenmary.org
Disneyland                    http://disney.go.com/Disneyland/index.html

Knotts Berry Farm                 http://www.knotts.com


73
Duane Naugle, KO6BT
1999 AMSAT Symposium Chairman
ko6bt@amsat.org



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