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2005 AMSAT-DC MEETING AND SPACE SEMINAR



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AMSAT-DC MEETING AND SPACE SEMINAR

WHO:   Ham radio operators, students, educators & all are invited.
WHAT:  Talks, demos, tutorials and socializing about amateur
        satellites and balloon experiments in the mid-Atlantic area.
WHEN:  Saturday, May 14, 2005, starting at 10:00 A.M. EDT.
WHERE: NASA GSFC Visitor Center auditorium, Greenbelt, Md. 20771
WHY:   Fun, education, public service, cool stuff, and more fun.
HOW:   Talk-in on 146.835 MHz WA3NAN/R and located on APRS map.
HOST:  Pat Kilroy, n8pk@amsat.org or Patrick.L.Kilroy@nasa.gov
WEB:   http://patkilroy.com/amsat-dc/
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2005 AMSAT-DC MEETING AND SPACE SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

The local AMSAT members invite all amateur space
satellite enthusiasts to the next Maryland-DC area
annual AMSAT Meeting and Space Seminar.  Students,
educators, experimenters and all Amateur Radio
operators are welcome.  Mark your calendar for
Saturday, May 14.  We start at 10:00 A.M. this year
for a full day of activities.  Same place as last
year, namely, the Visitor Center auditorium at the
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771.

All topics relate to the amateur space program,
Amateur Radio, ground station operations, homebrew
electronic projects, high-altitude balloon
experiments, telemetry, satellite hardware, orbits,
and associated items.

The format is a combination of presentations,
informal "show 'n' tell" demonstrations and a
social period.  Normally the first presentations
and the keynote address are designed to be
especially valuable for the beginner satellite
operator.  You may bring a brown bag and soft
drink for your lunch.  Photo identification and
sign in information are required at the door.

Presenters are sought.  Anyone who presents is
to coordinate with the host well in advance.

Informal talk-in is on WA3NAN/R 146.835 MHz
Greenbelt.  Visitor Center phone numbers:
301-286-8981 and 301-286-3979.

Donations will be accepted to help offset the
associated seminar costs.  Free paved parking
is available on site.

Map and directions:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/about/maps.html

Notes:

1. From Soil Conservation Service Road turn west
on to Explorer Road and then south (left) at the
guard shack.  The meeting place coordinates are
N 38° 59' 34.8", W076° 50' 48.8"
(or 38 59.58, -76 50.813).

2. This AMSAT meeting is being held on the day
after the East Coast Regional High-Altitude Small
Balloon Experimenter's Symposium.  For details see
the HASBE link under http://patkilroy.com/simsat/
for the required pre-registration form and details.

3. DUE TO SECURITY RESTRICTIONS observed at this
facility, our meeting here is contingent upon the
national Homeland Security Level being no higher
than ELEVATED (Code Yellow) on the meeting date.
See http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/ or
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=29
for the security level in effect at the present.

4. Local AMSAT members are volunteering for
tasks and coordinating activities on the
amsat-dc@amsat.org mail list.

5. Information and late breaking news can be
found at http://patkilroy.com/amsat-dc/

This meeting is open to all.  Please forward
this message, print this out, post it and
SPREAD THE WORD.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Pat Kilroy, N8PK
AMSAT Area Coordinator (MDC Section)
n8pk@amsat.org

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Patrick L. Kilroy                                             WK
Integration & Test (I&T) Manager    301-286-1984 Voice
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center    301-286-1673 Fax
Building 5, Mail Code 568           Patrick.L.Kilroy@nasa.gov
Greenbelt, Maryland  20771          http://patkilroy.com/simsat/
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