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Congrats to Frank KA3HDO

I didn't see anything like this on the SAREX or AMSAT-BB or ANS. I must 
have missed it if it came across.
Congrats to Frank, KA3HDO. Also a spot from the ARRL Board of Directors


The ARRL Letter
Vol. 27, No. 4
February 1, 2008


* + ARRL Board Authorizes New Section Positions, Adopts Budget, More, at
Annual Meeting
* + NTIA Report on Broadband in America 2007 Inflates BPL Figures
* + James De Loach Jr, WU0I, Named 2007 Orr Award Winner
* + ARISS International Chairman Moves into New Position at NASA
* + Arkansas Health Department Sponsors Amateur Radio Training
* + FCC Enforcement Actions
*  Solar Update
       This Weekend on the Radio
       ARRL Continuing Education Course Registration
     + W1AW Receives New Equipment for 160 Meters
       Amateurs Activated as Tornado Strikes Mississippi Town
       Make Your Mark on the ARRL Diamond Terrace
       Radio Amateur Named Head of Tropical Prediction Center
       ARRL DXCC Desk Approves E4/OM2DX Operation
       We Stand Corrected

+Available on ARRL Audio News<http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/audio/>



The Board adopted a resolution of support for AMSAT's initiative seeking
access to an Intelsat platform in geostationary orbit. AMSAT is in
consultation with Intelsat regarding an application of an Intelsat
platform carrying amateur satellites into geostationary orbit, with
potential benefits for emergency communications. AMSAT has been the
principal initiator of projects in the Amateur Satellite Service and
continues to play a key role in significantly advancing the state of the
art in space science, space education and space technology.



Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International
Chairman Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, was named recently as the NASA
Headquarters Chief Engineer for the Exploration Systems Mission
Directorate (ESMD). ESMD is NASA's initiative to develop a sustained
human presence on the moon, promote space exploration and serve as a
stepping stone to Mars and beyond. As ESMD Chief Engineer, he provides
systems engineering advice and consultation to resolve some of the most
demanding and complex technical and organizational challenges within the
Exploration Program.

Bauer and Rosalie White, K1STO, are the two ARISS delegates for the US.
He is the Vice President of Human Spaceflight Programs for the Radio
Amateur Satellite Corporation. Bauer was a 2006 nominee for the Rotary
National Award for Space Acheivement, bestowed upon him for "his
tireless work to engage the youth of our nation and the world in the
exploration of space through unique direct communications made possible
by Amateur Radio on human spaceflight missions."

Bauer is the recipient of NASA's 2002 Outstanding Leadership Medal, the
1997 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal -- bestowed for Pioneering
Efforts in Spaceborne GPS -- and NASA's 1992 Exceptional Service Medal
(for agency contributions in GN&C). He received the Silver Snoopy Award,
the highly prestigious NASA Human Spaceflight Awareness award, in 1992.

For more information about ARISS, please visit the ARISS Web page


Bruce Paige, KK5DO

AMSAT Director Contests and Awards

ARRL Awards Manager (WAS, 5BWAS, VUCC), VE

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