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2004 West Coast Space Symposium

-  2004 West Coast Space Symposium -

Project Oscar, Northern California's ham satellite technology association,
and the College of San Mateo will be holding the 2004 West Coast Space
Symposium on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the College of San Mateo.  The
Symposium will provide a wide variety of information on how to work ham

Technical sessions will begin at 10:00 am and will include:

-	Opening remarks, Project Oscar overview, (Don Ferguson, KD6IRE)
-	Introduction to Low Earth Orbit, (LEO) satellites, (Emily Clarke
-	Precision Time measurement, (Juan Rivera, WA6HTP)
-	Satellite tracking techniques, (Dr. Robert Suding, W0LMD)
-	Amateur Nanosatellite, (Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD)
-	Project Eagle CanBus and Sensors, (Alan Bloom, N1AL)
-	Small satellites; history and future directions, (Cliff Buttschardt,
-	Antenna Measurement and range results, (Rick Fletcher, KG6IAL)

An Antenna Measurement and Test range will be held starting at 8:00 am to
demonstrate performance and measurement techniques for 2.401 GHz antennas. 

A special "Meet the Experts" panel will be held at the end of the day to
provide detailed background information on setting up and operating a ham
satellite station.

The cost of the Symposium and lunch is $10, ($5 for students).  Proceeds
will be donated to the Project Echo launch fund.  

For more information about the Symposium and a map to the College of San
Mateo, go to:

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