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73 Ed - KL7uW

At 07:08 PM 10/25/2008, ku4os@cfl.rr.com wrote:
>weekly, news and information service of AMSAT 
>North America, The Radio Amateur Satellite 
>Corporation. ANS reports on the activities of a 
>worldwide group of Amateur Radio operators who 
>share an active interest in designing, building, 
>launching and communicating through analog and 
>digital Amateur Radio satellites. Please send 
>any amateur satellite news or reports to: 
>ans-editor@amsat.org In this edition: * AMSAT 
>Vision Updated * New AMSAT Officers for 
>2008-2009 * News from the AMSAT Symposium * 
>Historic Week for ARISS Operations * Richard 
>Garriott Lands Safely * ARISS Status - 20 
>October 2008 SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-300.01 New 
>AMSAT Officers for 2008-2009 AMSAT News Service 
>Bulletin 300.01 Â From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, 
>MD. October 26, 2008 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: 
>$ANS-300.01 The AMSAT Board of Directors 
>approved the following Officers at the Board of 
>Directors meeting in Atlanta on 23 October 2008. 
>President:  Barry Baines, WD4ASW Vice President 
>of Operations:  Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA Vice 
>President of User Services: Gould Smith, WA4SXM 
>Treasurer: Gunther Meisse, W8GSM Secretary/VP 
>Special Projects: Lee McLamb, KU4OS 
>Manager:  Martha Saragovitz Vice President Human 
>Spaceflight: Frank Bauer, KA3HDO [ANS thanks 
>Lee, KU4OS, for the above information] /EX SB 
>SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-300.02 AMSAT Vision Updated 
>AMSAT News Service Bulletin 300.02 Â From AMSAT 
>HQ SILVER SPRING, MD. October 26, 2008 To All 
>Statement was updated during the AMSAT Board of 
>the Directors meeting on 23 October 2008.  AMSAT 
>President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, explains, "The 
>update to the Vision Statement represents a 
>recognition of the reality that some of the 
>events and time frames that were anticipated in 
>2004 did not develop." Barry continued, "Our 
>updated vision represents our on-going 
>commitment to the goal of providing satellite 
>systems which provide wide-area coverage and 
>eventually continuous coverage and also 
>recognizes that opportunities other than the 
>traditional Phase 3 GTO type orbit may be a 
>route to fulfill our goals." The new Vision 
>reads: Our Vision is to deploy satellite systems 
>with the goal of providing wide-area and 
>continuous coverage. AMSAT will continue active 
>participation in human space missions and 
>support a stream of LEO satellites developed in 
>cooperation with the educational community and 
>other amateur satellite groups. [ANS thanks 
>Barry, WD4ASW, for the above information] /EX SB 
>SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-300.03 News from the AMSAT 
>Symposium AMSAT News Service Bulletin 300.03 Â 
> From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD. October 26, 
>2008 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-300.03 The 
>2008 AMSAT Space Symposium and annual membership 
>meeting was held 24-26 October in Atlanta, 
>GA.  An exciting line up of 20 speakers made 
>presentations on a wide range of topics ranging 
>from "Space Radio for Windows" a low cost, 
>homebrewable receiver by Tony Montero, AA2TX, to 
>concepts that may be implemented in a variety of 
>amateur spacecraft in the future. An extended 
>annual meeting of the AMSAT membership was held 
>on Saturday 25 October and carried on AMSAT's 
>Echolink conference. During the annual meeting 
>new AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW, 
>explained some of the challenges AMSAT has 
>encountered in the past year, AMSAT's updated 
>vision, and plans for developing, testing and 
>flying hardware.  Questions were also taken from 
>both the members present as well as those over 
>Echolink.  The annual meeting also provided the 
>opportunity to recognize the many volunteers 
>who's efforts have assisted in AMSAT's 
>activities over the past year. The excellent and 
>enjoyable AMSAT dinner banquet was held Saturday 
>evening.  Banquet keynote speaker Daniel 
>Schultz, N8FQV, described the latest 
>developments with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope 
>Repair Mission. [ANS thanks Lee, KU4OS, for the 
>above information] /EX SB SAT @ AMSAT 
>$ANS-300.04 Historic Week for ARISS Operations 
>AMSAT News Service Bulletin 300.04 Â From AMSAT 
>HQ SILVER SPRING, MD. October 26, 2008 To All 
>RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-300.04 Frank Bauer, 
>KA3HDO, AMSAT-V.P. for Human Spaceflight 
>Programs and ARISS International Chairman 
>said,"I think you all can agree that this has 
>been a stellar and an historic week for Amateur 
>Radio on the International Space Station!" Frank 
>continued, "Speaking on behalf of the ARISS 
>international team of volunteers and the AMSAT 
>community, we really appreciate the overwhelming 
>flood of positive comments that we have received 
>from the ham radio community and the general 
>public regarding the ham radio operations on ISS 
>this past week.  Collectively, we have all made 
>history….starting with Richard, W5KWQ and hhis 
>father Owen, W5LFL and continuing with all of 
>you that participated and/or volunteered in his 
>ISS journey.  And along the way, we have sparked 
>the imaginations of thousands of students.   Got 
>more interest in satellite operations.  And, I 
>understand, excited some youths to the point 
>where they are now  licensed." Richard Garriott, 
>W5KWQ has been extremely prolific on the ARISS 
>ham radio system, making hundreds of voice 
>contacts, operating the packet system during the 
>crew sleep times and transmitting hundreds of 
>SSTV images throughout the day.  He put the 
>newest ARISS hardware, the Kenwood VC-H1 to good 
>use, performing the vast majority of contacts 
>with this hardware system coupled with the 
>Kenwood D700 Transciever.  The remaining SSTV 
>downlinks were performed with the software-based 
>SSTV system---using either the SpaceCam software 
>or MMSSTV software that are on-board ISS.  Given 
>the limited availability of ISS computer 
>systems, the ARISS team will continue to utilize 
>the VC-H1 well after Richard's flight.  So don't 
>be surprised if you see some VC-H1 SSTV 
>operations from Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, during his 
>stay as the commander of Expedition 18. The 
>ARISS team apologizes for the temporary 
>shut-down of the ARISS SSTV server.  They have 
>been a victim of their own success in that the 
>site has been overwhelmed by the popularity of 
>Richard's SSTV images.  Hopefully the system 
>will be operational very soon.  This may take a 
>URL change, so please check the listservs and 
>the ARISS SSTV blog 
>http://www.ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/  for updated 
>information.  http://www.ariss.org will also 
>carry updates. ARISS Development and Operations 
>As a reminder to all, the ARISS team is an 
>international volunteer working group that is 
>sponsored by three major entities in each ISS 
>region---the National Amateur Radio Society, the 
>International AMSAT organization and the 
>National Space Agency.  The 5 regions that 
>comprise the ISS development are Canada, Europe 
>Japan, Russia, and the USA.  In the USA, the two 
>ham radio sponsors are the ARRL and 
>AMSAT-NA.  NASA is the USA space agency sponsor. 
>Over 12 years ago, the formulation of the ARISS 
>working group was a specific request from 
>NASA.  They wanted the amateur radio community 
>to internationally consolidate into one team all 
>the development and operations of the ISS Ham 
>radio system.  This specific request from NASA, 
>and ultimately the other space agencies, was to 
>provide a single focus of ham radio on ISS 
>within the amateur radio community and within 
>the space agencies.  As a result, the 5 
>international delegations that make up ARISS 
>tightly coordinate the day-to-day mission 
>operations as well as the strategic hardware 
>development planning and implementation.  The 
>success of this past week would not have been 
>realized without this tight coordination, 
>particularly between our Russian colleagues, led 
>by Sergey Samburov, RV3DR and our international 
>operations team, led by Will Marchant, KC6ROL. 
>Individuals are always welcome to volunteer 
>their support to ARISS through their regional 
>delegation.  Please see the ARISS web site 
>http://www.ariss.org for more information on 
>your regional delegates. Voice QSOs Reports have 
>been received of individuals providing advice to 
>the ISS on-orbit crew or making specific 
>requests to the ISS crew to change or modify the 
>ARISS hardware, on-board software or ham radio 
>operations.  The ARISS team would like to remind 
>the amateur community that we all have a duty to 
>the international space agencies to coordinate 
>ISS ham radio operations through ARISS.  The 
>ARISS team advises that if you have a specific 
>request or idea, that you forward it to one of 
>the ARISS international delegates or ARISS team 
>leaders.  These individuals are identified on 
>the ARISS web site http://www.ariss.org.  Also, 
>please remember that there are a *lot* of hams 
>that would like to get their QSO with the 
>ISS.  So please use courtesy and keep your 
>contact short.  And once you have made a 
>contact, please do not go for a repeat…despite 
>the intensse temptation to do so.  I think you 
>all know that this is an "open" hobby.  So all 
>are listening in, observing and remembering your 
>operating habits. Frank concludes, "On behalf of 
>the ARISS team, I thank you all for your 
>interest in Ham Radio on ISS.  Enjoy the 
>contacts!  And remember the ARISS teams and 
>organizations that have made the ham radio 
>system on ISS such a tremendous success.  This 
>includes the national amateur radio societies 
>and international AMSAT organizations.  As well 
>as the international space agencies and the ISS 
>on-board crew members." 73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO 
>AMSAT-V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs ARISS 
>International Chairman [ANS thanks Frank, 
>KA3HDO, for the above information] /EX SB SAT @ 
>AMSAT $ANS-300.05 Richard Garriott Lands Safely 
>AMSAT News Service Bulletin 300.05 Â From AMSAT 
>HQ SILVER SPRING, MD. October 26, 2008 To All 
>RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-300.05 Two Russian 
>cosmonauts and an American space tourist 
>undocked from the international space station 
>and plunged back to Earth late today in a 
>problem-free re-entry. Unlike the two previous 
>Soyuz descents, which were marred by module 
>separation problems that led to steep, 
>off-course touchdowns, the Soyuz TMA-12 
>spacecraft landed on target northeast of 
>Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, at 0337 UTC. Russian 
>recovery forces stationed nearby watched the 
>final stages of the descent and reached the 
>capsule a few minutes after touchdown to assist 
>Expedition 17 commander Sergey Volkov, flight 
>engineer Oleg Kononenko and U.S. space tourist 
>Richard Garriott. All three were flown back to 
>Star City near Moscow for more extensive medical 
>checks and debriefing. Kononenko and Volkov, son 
>of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Volkov and the 
>first second-generation space flier, were 
>launched aboard Soyuz TMA-12 on April 8. 
>Garriott, son of former Skylab and shuttle 
>astronaut Owen Garriott, was launched aboard the 
>Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft Oct. 12, along with 
>Expedition 18 commander Mike Fincke and flight 
>engineer Yury Lonchakov. "This has met and in 
>many ways exceeded my expectations," Garriott 
>told reporters Monday. "There's no question, 
>I've already begun to think about the next trip 
>up. With this trip, I was trying to study and 
>analyze how private citizens might be able to 
>contribute to the success here in space. And 
>I'll have a lot more thoughts on that when I 
>come back down." [ANS thanks SpaceFlightNow for 
>the above information] /EX SB SAT @ AMSAT 
>$ANS-300.06 ARISS Status - 20 October 2008 AMSAT 
>News Service Bulletin 300.06 Â From AMSAT HQ 
>SILVER SPRING, MD. October 26, 2008 To All RADIO 
>AMATEURS BID: $ANS-300.06 1. Upcoming School 
>Contacts An Amateur Radio on the International 
>Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled 
>with Scuola Media Statale Donato Forlani in 
>Conversano, Italy on Tuesday, October 28 at 
>09:37 UTC. Students have been introduced to 
>amateur radio and have covered the importance of 
>space missions. Media coverage is expected to 
>include newspapers, radio and television. Santa 
>Teresa del Bambin Gesù in Rome, Italy has been 
>scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the 
>International Space Station (ARISS) contact on 
>Thursday, October 30 at 08:51 UTC. 2. Garriott 
>Contacts Austin Mayor On Wednesday, October 15, 
>spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, 
>spoke with his friend, Austin Mayor Will Wynn 
>via Amateur Radio on the International Space 
>Station (ARISS). Joining the conversation were 
>three students from LBJ LASA (Liberal Arts and 
>Science Academy) and the East Side Memorial Team 
>who asked questions about the benefits of space 
>travel. Approximately 35 students were present 
>for the event. A press release was issued by 
>News 8. See: 
>The Statesman covered the contact: 
>3. Challenger Learning Centers Speak with 
>Garriott via Radio Challenger Learning Centers 
>in Lanham, Maryland, Columbia, South Carolina, 
>Tampa, Florida and Brownsburg, Indiana 
>participated in an Amateur Radio on the 
>International Space Station (ARISS) contact on 
>Thursday, October 16. Garriott, W5KWQ, answered 
>one question from each of the sixteen students 
>and former astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, 
>finished the question and answer session with a 
>discussion about ham radio. The contact was made 
>possible through telebridge station W6SRJ in 
>Santa Rosa, California. Audio was fed into IRLP 
>(Internet Radio Linking Project) Reflector 9010. 
>It was also fed into the EchoLink AMSAT (101 
>377) server and received 7 connections from four 
>countries. A Brownsburg press release was posted 
>to Channel 13 Eyewitness News: 
>The webcast is available on the Challenger site: 
>4. British Students Experience ARISS Contact 
>Students attending Budbrooke Primary School in 
>Warwick, Warwickshire, England and Richard 
>Garriott, W5KWQ, participated in a successful 
>Amateur Radio on the International Space Station 
>(ARISS) contact on Friday, October 17. The 
>British Amateur Television Club broadcasted the 
>event live on streaming video and the contact 
>received local news coverage: 
>The BBC also covered the event: 
>5. Second ARISS-Challenger Learning Center 
>Contact, Successful A second Amateur Radio on 
>the International Space Station (ARISS) contact 
>was arranged for Challenger Learning Centers in 
>Indianapolis, Indiana, Paducah, Kentucky and St. 
>Louis, Missouri. The contact took place on 
>Friday, October 17 via the telebridge station 
>W6SRJ in California. Fifteen students spoke with 
>Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, and asked 22 questions. 
>Former astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, also 
>participated. Audio was fed into IRLP (Internet 
>Radio Linking Project) Reflector 9010 and the 
>EchoLink AMSAT (101 377) server. EchoLink 
>received nine connections from six 
>countries.  SpaceRef.com posted a press release 
>on all the Challenger Center contacts: 
>The webcast is available on the Challenger site: 
>6. Austin High School Speaks with Space Traveler 
>The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) High 
>School in Austin, Texas had a direct Amateur 
>Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) 
>contact on Sunday, October 19 with Richard 
>Garriott, W5KWQ. Ten students asked two 
>questions each of the space traveler, as 
>approximately fifty students looked on. 
>Television stations reported on the event. A 
>press release was posted by the Statesman: 
>7. SSTV Update Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, has been 
>transmitting Slow Scan Television (SSTV) images 
>during his flight. Amateur radio operators from 
>around the world receiving these pictures have 
>uploaded them to an Amateur Radio on the 
>International Space Station (ARISS) SSTV Web 
>site. Over one thousand images have been 
>received from both SpaceCam and the VC-H1! See: 
>http://www.amsat.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php 8. 
>JOTA and General Contacts Richard Garriott, 
>W5KWQ, participated in the 51st Jamboree on the 
>Air (JOTA) over the October 18 weekend. JOTA is 
>an annual event during which Scouts worldwide 
>speak to each other using ham radio. Over the 
>last week, Garriott and Mike Fincke, KE5AIT, 
>also made many general contacts with amateur 
>radio operators around the world. 9. ARISS 
>Presentation at ASTC The Association of Science 
>­ Technology Centers (ASTC) held its 2008 
>aannual conference on October 18-21 in 
>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NASA representatives 
>gave presentations on NASA’s education and 
>outreach programs and NASA resources. Amateur 
>Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) 
>Deputy Program Manager Mark Steiner, K3MS, 
>presented an ARISS overview. 10. Astronaut 
>Training Status Frank De Winne, ON1DWN, has been 
>scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the 
>International Space Station (ARISS) simulated 
>contact with students in Technopolis, Mechelen, 
>Belgium on Monday, October 27. De Winne plans to 
>fly on Expedition 19 in May 2009. Chris 
>Hadfield, KC5RNJ/VA3OOG, and Cady Coleman, 
>KC5ZTH, have been scheduled for an ARISS 
>simulated contact on Thursday, November 6. 
>Hadfield and Coleman are currently assigned as 
>back-up Expedition 19 crew members. These 
>simulated contacts/training sessions are 
>terrestrial-based amateur radio contacts using 
>ARISS-equivalent equipment. [ANS thanks Carol, 
>KB3LKI, for the above information] /EX In 
>addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers 
>membership in the President's Club. Members of 
>the President's Club, as sustaining donors to 
>AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive 
>additional benefits. Application forms are 
>available from the AMSAT Office. 73, This week's 
>ANS Editor, Lee McLamb, KU4OS ku4os at amsat dot 
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