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Re: ANS-300 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins



AH...I checked back to the older bulletins and the font has changed from
Times New Roman. It also may have gone up a font size.

Looks a little different, and "might" be harder to read.

I reserve my opinion for now...

Roger
WA1KAT


----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Cole" <kl7uw@acsalaska.net>
To: <ku4os@cfl.rr.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:49 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ANS-300 AMSAT Weekly Bulletins


I do not care for this format.  Is there any way
that you can send this in a format that Eudora-Pro can format?
73 Ed - KL7uW

At 07:08 PM 10/25/2008, ku4os@cfl.rr.com wrote:
>AMSAT NEWS SERVICE ANS-300 ANS is a free,
>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
>RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-300.02 AMSAT's Vision
>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:
>http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=221997
>The Statesman covered the contact:
>http://www.statesman.com/search/content/news/stories/local/10/16/1016space.
html
>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:
>http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=9186881
>The webcast is available on the Challenger site:
>http://www.challenger.org/programs/garriottwebcasts.cfm
>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:
>http://www.itvlocal.com/central/news/?player=CEN_News_15&void=247290
>The BBC also covered the event:
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7677274.stm
>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:
>http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=5171
>The webcast is available on the Challenger site:
>http://www.challenger.org/programs/garriottwebcasts.cfm
>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:
>http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/theticker/en
tries/2008/10/14/lbj_students_to_talk_with_rich.html
>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 NASAâ?Ts 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
>org
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