1995 AMSAT Awards

The following is a listing of the awards presented at the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting. All were very much well earned.
-- Bill Tynan, W3XO, President of AMSAT-NA

American Radio Relay League

For continuing support of the Amateur Radio space community, including the mounting of two Phase 3D fundraising campaigns, together netting over ONE HALF MILLION DOLLARS. The most recent campaign was made particularly successful by a commitment by the League Board of Directors to match all donations received up to $150,000.

The entire amateur fraternity is indebted to the League and its members for this outstanding effort.

Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC

In recognition of your outstanding leadership of the Internatioinal Phase 3D Project

International Phase 3D Project Participants
Europe & Africa

This is to honor and thank all of those in Region 1 who have made contributions of time, talent and money to assure the success of the International Phase 3D Project.

International Phase 3D Project Participants
Japan

This is to honor and thank all of those JAMSAT members who have made contributions of time talent and money to assure the success of the SCOPE Experiment, and the International Phase 3D Satellite.

Stan Wood, WA4NFY

In recognition of your service as Assistant Vice President for Engineering, and as the chief "antenna investigator" for Phase 3D. Your have done an outstanding job designing, fabricating and checking out each of that spacecraft's antennas. You have also been a singular, driving force on many other critical management aspects in the operation of the Phase 3D Integration Lab. Your expertise has been a key factor in exploiting a number of other technologies and investigations relating to the Phase 3D Project.

Hank Sill, AC4ZI

Your outstanding machinist skills have been a critical factor in completing a number of machined parts for the Phase 3D spacecraft. In addition, you have been most helpful in fabricating a number of other spacecraft items when a "quick turnaround" was desperately needed. Your "can do" approach, attention to detail, as well as the superb quality of your work are key factors in the eventual success of the Phase 3D Project.

Lou McFadin, W5DID

In recognition of your successful completion of one of the most difficult and critical tasks of the entire Phase 3D Project. Your superb efforts in winding literally thousands of turns of very fine copper wire on 12 magnetic torque rods was expertly accomplished. Your effort saved the Project thousands of dollars which would have had to be expended if it had been necessary to procure the torque rod system commercially.

You also accepted the critical and difficult position of Phase 3D Integration Laboratory Manager. As such, you are not only responsible for the smooth operation of the facility but for many of the design features going into the Phase 3D spacecraft.

Lyle Johnson, WA7GXD

In recognition of your volunteering to tackle several very complex and absolutely critical computer projects needed for the Phase 3D spacecraft; namely the IHU, RUDAK and GPS processor. Your superior knowledge and ability in the creation of a modern embodiment of the AO-10/AO-13 Integrated Housekeeping computer, has resulted in an improved design which will serve the amateur space community for many years.

You have also been the driving force in adapting innovative modern computer approaches to support versatile digital communications experiments for the spacecraft. Your innovative work on Phase 3D sets the pace for all digital components carried aboard future Amateur Radio satellites.

Chuck Hennessey, W4AT

In recognition of your significant contributions to the Phase 3D spacecraft. Without your tireless efforts, the chances of successfully completing the satellite, would be significantly lessened. Your outstanding support of many the day-to-day functions of the P3D Laboratory are truly remarkable. You have proven to be one of the truly dependable individuals who can always be counted upon for assistance when a job must be done.

Phil Chien, KC4YER

In recognition of your regular participation in the support of a number of activities at the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory. Your enthusiastic efforts have been a driving force behind a host of Laboratory functions.

In addition, through your many professional contacts with media and industrial concerns, you have significantly aided the Phase 3D project.

Mike Peacock, AD4OR

In recognition of your significant contributions to the work at the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory. Your efforts have significantly increased the chances of successfully completing the satellite. Your outstanding support of many the day-to-day functions of the P3D Laboratory are truly noteworthy, and you have proven to be one of those dependable individuals who can always be counted upon when a job must be done.

Gary Hauge, N4CHV

For your, always willing and able assistance in procuring vital components and materials, without which the completion of the Phase 3D satellite would not be possible.

You are also commended for your continuing excellent work on many other important tasks in connection with the operation of the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory.

Junior De Castro, PY2BJO

On behalf of the International Phase 3D Project, I want to thank you for your sincere efforts toward securing an arrangement under which testing of the satellite would take place at the Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

Bdale Garbee, N3EUA

For your significant work on the computer to support the Phase 3D GPS Experiment.

Doug Varney, WA1UVP

For your significant work on the receiver section for the Phase 3D GPS Experiment.

Mike Schwaab

For your significant, and much appreciated, role in arranging for much needed Plessey Hi-Rel, Rad-Hard memory chips for use in the Phase 3D GPS Experiment.

Larry W. Brown, NW7N

This is presented in recognition of your contributions to the Phase 3D Project by building the Memory SIMM shield support brackets for the computers, and arranging and overseeing the production of the Memory SIMM PCBs at the Hughes plant in Tucson.

You also accomplished the drilling and punching of the Integration Prototype and flight module boxes for the IHU, as well as assisting in cutting the tantalum shields for the flight IHU, GPS and RUDAK experiments.

You are also commended for your work as an AMSAT Area Coordinator and a tireless AMSAT volunteer.

Catalina Radio Club

This is presented in recognition of your members' support of the Phase 3D computer effort by operating the production line to produce the SIMMs.

G. David Burnett, WD8KRV

This is presented in recognition of your assistance in the fabrication of Memory SIMM support brackets and cutting the tantalum shields for the IHU, GPS and RUDAK flight modules.

Angie Ream, KE4RXJ

You have been a faithful worker at the P3D Lab during many weekends and have always been willing to do any task no matter what it is.

Your help on the Phase 3D Project is much appreciated.

Roger Ream, WB4SWZ

Your willingness to always be there when there is a work weekend is the type of steady support needed to make Phase 3D a success.

Thank you.

James French, KD4DLA

The many hours you have spent at the Phase 3D Lab helping with spacecraft assembly, and other tasks of all types are acknowledged and greatly appreciated. You have always been willing to drive from your home in Tampa whenever you can get the time off. Your support is valuable in keeping Phase 3D progress moving even during the week, when it is difficult for volunteers to be available.

Stuart Dunaway, KE4SCY

Your work in documenting the Phase 3D tasks on Microsoft Project have been very helpful in assuring that everything gets done, and in a timely fashion.

Kai Siwiak, KE4PT

Your constant willingness to provide expert assistance to the Phase 3D Project is acknowledged and very much appreciated.

In particular, your help on antenna design and in equipment procurement in support of the antenna design effort has been extremely valuable and very much appreciated.

Bernd Ludewig, DH5IAE

As a visiting student from Darmstadt University in Germany, your work developing a spin balancing machine for the Phase 3D satellite is certain to prove most valuable.

In addition, you have also proven to be a very valuable volunteer at the Phase 3D Lab.

We welcome you to the United States and thank you for your support.

Ralf Zimmermann, DL1FDT

As a visiting student from Darmstadt University in Germany, your work developing a spin balancing machine for the Phase 3D satellite is certain to prove most valuable.

In addition, you have also proven to be a very valuable volunteer at the Phase 3D Lab.

We welcome you to the United States and thank you for your support.

Central States VHF Society

For the Society's support of AMSAT and its projects over many years. Your consistent financial contributions have been very beneficial to our ability to successfully complete past projects and has been a significant help in our current Phase 3D Project.

Dayton Amateur Radio Association

On behalf of AMSAT, I want to thank DARA for the consistent help it has provided us over the years. Its accommodation of our needs at the annual Dayton Hamvention, as well as the financial contributions it has made, have been much appreciated and have of great benefit to us in carrying out our work for the future of Amateur Radio.

TAPR

In recognition of your organization's help in the Phase 3D Project with both technical expertise and financial assistance.

George E. Caswell, Jr., K1MON

For your work in singlehandedly, "jump-starting" AMSAT activities in Northern New England. by personally initiating and ably sustaining AMSAT nets on various repeater systems; and for your key role of establishing a highly successful AMSAT presence at this year's ARRL New England Convention.

Gerd Schrick, WB8IFM

For your consistent long-term efforts in support of AMSAT in the Dayton, Ohio area as Southwest Ohio Area Coordinator. In that role, you regularly represent the organization at two large hamfests in the Cincinnati area each year.

More recently, you have been a regular contributor of AMSAT-related information to the newly-formed Dayton area weekly AMSAT VHF net.

As a highly visible satellite "Elmer" in the Dayton area, you frequently provide "hands-on" help to fledgling satellite operators getting started on the birds.

You have also been the spark behind AMSAT's presence at the National Aerospace and Electronics Conference in Dayton for the past two years, where potentially valuable contacts with aerospace professionals were made.

Barry Baines, WD4ASW

You have been a singular, driving force behind AMSAT's field activities in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Also, during the past year, you have ably supported AMSAT hamfest booths at Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville, and have been an active and productive member of the Dayton Hamvention AMSAT booth team for the past several years.

You performed admirably when asked to deliver a packet satellite talk at the first joint ARRL/AMSAT educational forum at the 1995 ARRL New England Division Convention in Manchester, New Hampshire.

In addition to these vital activities, you have been a principal participant in re-structuring efforts now ongoing to improve and streamline AMSAT's Field Operations Department. Your strategy document has become the model that AMSAT is now following to improve this vital function.

Your invaluable assistance in the Phase 3D Project, as well as your help with registration for the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium have proven most useful and are much appreciated.

Steve Grant, N8AJD

Your have been instrumental in establishing a strong AMSAT presence in Southeast Ohio over the past year. During this period, you have eagerly taken on the responsibilities of the Southeast Ohio Area Coordinator. You then went on to establish, and continue to ably support, a weekly AMSAT net on a wide-area repeater system in Southeast Ohio, and assisted the Southwest Ohio Area Coordinator with hamfest booths.

You have also organized and conducted two highly successful AMSAT conferences in smaller Ohio cities. In addition, your superb talk at the Beginner's Forum at the Dayton Hamvention further established your reputation as a helper and teacher for beginning satellite operators.

You also volunteered your expertise and then superbly led an effort to develop a comprehensive membership questionnaire sent to some 800 AMSAT members which will be used to help chart AMSAT's course after the completion and launch of Phase 3D.

Finally, you ably assisted at AMSAT's booth at the National Aerospace and Electronics conference where potentially valuable contacts with the nation's aerospace professionals were made.

Wayne Roth, WA2N

You have made a significant contribution to AMSAT by your creation and donation of SATSKED. Like all of the software distributed by AMSAT, the proceeds from it go toward the funding of Phase 3D construction and related activities.

Thanks for your help.

David Hoatson, KC6WYG

You have made a significant contribution to AMSAT by your creation and donation of KCTDRV. Like all software distributed by AMSAT, the proceeds from it go toward the funding of Phase 3D construction and related activities.

Thanks for your help.

Bernard Pidous, F6BVP

You are presented with this award for your creation and donation of SATCRCS. Like all software distributed by AMSAT, the proceeds from it go toward the funding of Phase 3D construction and related activities.

Kenneth Ernandes, N2WWD

You are recognized for programming and donating VEC2TLE. Like all software distributed by AMSAT, the proceeds from it go toward the funding of Phase 3D construction and related activities.

You are also commended for regularly providing users with updated state vectors during Shuttle flights enabling them to produce their own updated NASA Two-Line Element sets in advance of the regularly published data.

John Roberts, N0DZI

This is presented to you for your quick response to an emergency situation, involving loss of vital diskettes, which occurred at the 1994 AMSAT Space Symposium.

You are also commended for your continued software support thereafter.

Charles L. Green, N0ADI

This is presented in recognition of your many accomplishments on AMSAT projects since UoSat-B/UO-11 in late 1983. In more recent years, you have made significant contributions to the Phase 3D Project by your activity in PC board layout, and prototype and flight board construction of numerous modules. These include the Memory SIMM for both GPS and RUDAK, the SmartNode CAN Device, the GPS CPU, the RUDAK CPUs and MODEM, as well as the IHU. All of these are crucial to the successful operation of the Phase 3D spacecraft.

Frank Perkins, WB5IPM

You are commended for your work in writing satellite modems for the DSP-93.

Ron Parsons, W5RKN

For your support of Joint AMSAT/TAPR DSP93 Project as a Beta Test site, and for producing much of the documentation.

Mark Hammond, KC4EBR

For your support of the Joint AMSAT/TAPR DSP-93 Project as a Beta test site, and for software distribution.

Tom McDermott, N5EG

For your support of the Joint AMSAT/TAPR DSP-93 Project as a Beta Test site and for writing DSP-93 Windows application software.

Robert Diersing, N5AHD

For your important contribution to the Joint AMSAT/TAPR DSP-93 Project as Co-Project Manager.

David Liberman, XE1TU

For your untiring, and very professional, work in completing the UNAMSAT-1 spacecraft. May your next effort be met with a successful launch.

Dave Cowdin, WD0HHU

For another year of faithful service issuing the weekly AMSAT News Service bulletins.

Ray Hoad, WA5QGD

For faithful service issuing the weekly AMSAT orbital elements, and for continued interest in improving this valuable service.

James Miller, G3RUH

For your dedicated leadership of the AO-13 Command Team.

You have also been instrumental in providing means for the prediction of AO-13's re-entry. Your efforts in this regard are helping to turn a sad event into an interesting space happening.

Peter Guelzow, DB2OS

For your years of dedicated effort on the AO-13 Command Team.

Graham Ratcliff, VK5AGR

For your years of dedicated effort on the AO-13 Command Team and valuable support of SAREX in Australia.

Bruce Paige, KK5DO

For your organization and continuing support of the Houston Area AMSAT Net; especially the many unique features and concepts presented on it each week.

Jim McKim, W0CY

For your many years of service as Net Control for the AMSAT Mid-continent 75 Meter Net.

Wray Dudley, W8GQW

For your many years of service as an AMSAT HF Net Control Station

Ron Long, W8GUS

For your many years of service as Net Control Station for the AMSAT East Coast 75 Meter Net.

John Shew, N4QQ

For serving as Net Control Station for the AMSAT 17 Meter Net under very difficult propagation conditions.

Jim Shepherd, K6OYY

A special commendation goes to you for your help on the 75 Meter AMSAT West Coast Net.

Jack Butler, KB7UZ

A special commendation goes to you for your help on the 15 and 20 Meter AMSAT Nets.

Keith Pugh, W5IU

In recognition of your many years of outstanding service and dedication as an Area Coordinator, including ably representing AMSAT at countless hamfests and conventions.

You are also commended for your significant help on the AMSAT 75 Meter Mid-continent Net.

The key roles you play at the Dayton Hamvention and Arlington, Texas Hamcom are also especially appreciated and acknowledged.

Roger Ley, WA9PZL

For representing AMSAT at a number of Louisiana hamfests, and providing information for AMSAT nets and BBSs. Your are also commended for your willingness to assist newcomers.

Bill Rausch, AA6PA

For volunteering to fill the void in California as an AMSAT Area Coordinator. Although serving in this capacity for only several months, you have already represented AMSAT at four hamfests. Keep up the good work.

Howard Ziserman, WA3GOV

In recognition of your outstanding support of AMSAT as Area Coordinator for Virginia, Maryland and the District. In this capacity you have consistently represented AMSAT at more than ten hamfests per year. In addition you provide helpful information to many newcomers.

Your fine work is greatly appreciated.

Dee Interdonato, NB2F

For your support of AMSAT as a new Area Coordinator in New Jersey.

Bill Roth, N7RYW

In recognition of your support and dedication of AMSAT through your volunteer efforts as an AMSAT Area Coordinator in Oregon.

Tom Shingara, KA3TKW

For volunteering to serve as an AMSAT Area Coordinator in Pennsylvania and supporting the organization by representing AMSAT at several hamfests.

Mark Kanawati, N4TPY

In recognition of the invaluable help you provided to the amateur satellite community by arranging for the donation of a clean room for use in the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory in Orlando, Florida.

Elton Sanders, WB5MMB

In recognition of the invaluable help you provided to the amateur satellite community by arranging for the donation of a clean room for use in the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory in Orlando, Florida.

John Hansen, WA0PTV

In recognition of your invaluable service to the Organization by serving as Editor of The AMSAT Journal for several years. You consistently fulfilled this volunteer position in a professional and dedicated manner.

Bill Hook, W3QBC

In recognition of your reliable and dedicated support of the AMSAT office.

Mike Crisler, N4IFD

In recognition of your superb planning and support of AMSAT's booth at the Dayton Hamvention, as well as your splendid effort heading up the the group which handled arrangements for the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Glenn Moody, N4OUL

In recognition of your longstanding support of AMSAT through the mentoring of potential and new members.

Maty Weinberg

For your superior effort in support of the publication, by ARRL, of the 1995 AMSAT Space Symposium Proceedings, as well as other AMSAT Proceedings since 1991.

You, and your staff, are to be congratulated for outstanding work.

Thank you!

Roy Welch, W0SL

In recognition of your tireless efforts in support of AMSAT software, especially the help you provide to countless people with technical questions.

Your valuable assistance in the joint AMSAT/TAPR DSP-93 Project is also acknowledged with thanks.

You are also commended for the major role you play each year at the AMSAT Hamvention booth.

Paul Williamson, KB5MU

In recognition of your dedicated service in support of amsat.org and the AMSAT World Wide Web features.

Mel Roman, KF2WN

In recognition of your contribution to the organization, and the amateur space community, by your continuing operation of the AMSAT Sats and Stats BBS.

Russ Tillman, KC5JVB

In recognition of your assuming the challenging and vital volunteer position of AMSAT Journal Editor and carrying out that appointment in a very professional manner.

Hank Fitz, WB4URU

In grateful recognition of your support of the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Ken Quinn, N4SMY

In grateful recognition of your support of the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Bob Walker, N4CU

In grateful recognition of your support of the 1995 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

John Emrich, N2REC

In recognition of your continued generosity in support of AMSAT

Jay Sattler, N8JTR

In recognition and appreciation for your help in the AMAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention.

Terry Douds, WB8CKI

In recognition and appreciation for your help in the AMAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention.

Dieter Schliemann, KX4Y

In recognition and appreciation for your help in the AMAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention.

Rusty Baum, WB0QJB

In recognition and appreciation for your help in the AMAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention.

Jerry Malin, WB2LEI

In recognition and appreciation for your help in the AMAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention.

Steve Bible, N7HPR

For your innovative creation of the World Wide Web Amateur Satellite Ground Station, as well as your significant role in the PABSAT spread spectrum satellite.

Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

For your inovative work developing the APRS tracking software. Your efforts have succeded in adding a lot of excitement to Amateur Radio.

Walt Rader, WA3DMF

In recognition of your years of service, including assuming the important role of AMSAT QSL Bureau Manager.

Bob Carpenter, W3OTC

For your great help to me and the organization by maintaining the Phase 3D funding data base.

Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club, W5RRR

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend the Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Among the other outstanding contributions your Club has made to SAREX, your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-47 Space Shuttle mission is acknowledged with special appreciation.

Because of this effort, the students, ham radio operators and others, who participated in that SAREX mission, have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle. The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work toward the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.

IBM Amateur Radio Club, Boca Raton, Florida

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your Club for its contributions to the program Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Among its other notable contributions, your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-55 Space Shuttle mission have provided the students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission with a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology and space exploration.

Vienna Wireless Society

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-56 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission now have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Miami County Amateur Radio Club

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-57 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

ARRL/Connecticut DX Association

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-58 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Cowley County Amateur Radio Club

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-60 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Orange Park Amateur Radio Club

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-59 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Nashua Area Radio Club

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-64 Space Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Lake County Amateur Radio Club

On behalf of AMSAT, I commend your club for its contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program.

Because of your team's efforts handling QSLs for the STS-65 pace Shuttle mission, students, ham radio operators and others who participated in that SAREX mission have a coveted reminder of their opportunity to hear or work the astronauts on board the Space Shuttle.

The tremendous success of the SAREX program can only be accomplished through the many dedicated volunteers, such as you who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio. science and technology, and space exploration.

Darome Telecommunications

On behalf of AMSAT-NA, it gives me great pleasure to recognize Diane Joosten and the entire staff of Darome Telecommunications for outstanding, and continuing contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program. Your organization's support of SAREX as the primary telebridge link between the Shuttle astronauts and school groups has provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to thousands of students to experience the thrill of space flight for themselves as well as for them to participate in a very worthwhile educational endeavor.

We at AMSAT commend you and your organization for its tireless and consistent support to engage young students in exciting communications activities through the SAREX program. We hope to continue to work with you and with Darome Telecommunications on future SAREX missions.

Lou McFadin, W5DID

On behalf of AMSAT-NA, I want to recognize and commend you for your outstanding contributions to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program. For over 11 years, you helped mold the SAREX program into an comprehensive educational and recreational activitiy that serves students, astronauts and the ham radio community.

You supported the program as a charter member of the SAREX Working Group, as the experiment Principal Investigator and as the lead hardware development engineer.

At the program's earliest days, you led the team that developed and qualified hardware which has become the most frequently flown payload in NASA's history. Your efforts to qualify the SAREX hardware and coordinate the SAREX activities at the Johnson Space Center has resulted in several historic firsts in manned space history. These include the first human tended amateur radio in space (STS-9), the first uplink and downlink of SSTV pictures in space (STS-51F), the first packet computer-to-computer radio link (STS-35), the first student interview with astronauts from a Space Shuttle (STS-35), the first video uplink on a manned vehicle (STS-37), the first manned space mission to work all continents (STS-45) and the first backup communications to a manned space vehicle (STS-47). You deserve to be very proud of these pioneering accomplishments.

Your dedication to SAREX touched the hearts of thousands from all around the world. These include students, teachers, ham radio operators, astronauts, cosmonauts and everyone who has had an opportunity to participate in SAREX. The educational benefits of SAREX have been widely accalaimed. Your contributions to promote education by using SAREX can best be summed up by the President of the United States when he addressed the STS-57 astronauts, saying that SAREX "..may be creating thousands of scientists for the future just by your example and this direct communication."

On behalf of AMSAT and the whole amateur community, I commend you for your pioneering contributions to the SAREX program and congratulate you on a job well done.

Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club and the Central Arizona DX Association

This is presented to honor your clubs' First Place finish in the 1995 AMSAT Field Day competition June 24th and 25th.

Congratulation are certainly in order for your primary satellite station operators; Bob Myers, W1XT, Ned Stearns, AA7A and Tom Boza, WB7ASR - and all others who participated in this notable achievement.


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