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Project OSCAR Space Symposium Call for Papers


Project OSCAR, the world's oldest amateur radio club devoted exclusively to 
amateur satellites, in partnership with the Electronics Department of the 
College of San Mateo, is pleased to issue a call for papers for it's 2005 
West Coast Space Symposium.  The Symposium is devoted to a broad range of 
topics that range from current satellite construction projects, satellite 
operations and general technical discussions.

The Symposium will be held on May 7th, 2005 at the College of San Mateo in 
San Mateo, California.  The College of San Mateo is located off the 92 
freeway, 1/2 way between the 101 and 280 freeways.  It is approximately 10 
miles south of San Francisco International Airport, 12 miles west of 
Oakland International and 25 miles north of San Jose International.

The Symposium will begin with registration, coffee and donuts at 
8:00am.  Presentations will start promptly at 9:00am and run until 
5:30pm.  Registration cost is $15 which includes lunch and parking.  Cost 
for students is $8.

We are particularly interested in any presentations that might address the 
following topics:

  - Software Defined Radio
  - Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS)
  - Digital (packet) Operations
  - C-Band Groundstation Constructions
  - Dish Feed Designs
  - 10 GHz and Above
  - Linear Transponder Design Techniques
  - Telemetry and Sensor Design
  - Orbital Debris Mitigation Techniques for Small Satellites*
  - Future Launch Options and Costs
  - Battery and Charging Technology
  - Amateur Satellites' Role in Emergency Communications*
  - Youth and Amateur Satellites*
  - Improving Field Day for Satellite Operations*

* Possible panel discussion topics

The Symposium has been moved to a different facility on campus that will 
also allow us to have room to put up antennas for live demonstrations.

For additional information please visit the Project OSCAR website at:

or contact the co-chairs

Emily Clarke, W0EEC@projectoscar.net
Alan Bowker, WA6DNR@projectoscar.net
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