1996 AMSAT Awards

The following is a listing of the awards presented at the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting.

David Liberman, XE1TU & the UNAMSAT Team

For the perseverance and dedication demonstrated by the construction of two spacecraft: UNAMSAT-A & UNAMSAT-B

JARL

To all of those dedicated people of Japan who participated in the building, successful launch and operation of JAS-2, now known as Fuji OSCAR-29 (FO-29).

Ed Krome, KA9LNV

For many valuable services to AMSAT and the amateur satellite community over the years. Notably among these is your "Mode S, the Book", which you made available to AMSAT as a fundraiser. You have also written numerous articles on microwave satellite operation. Most recently, the outstanding presentation you gave at Dayton, on groudstation equipment for Phase 3D, was not only a hit there, but has formed the basis for others giving similar talks, especially to newcomers. Your willingness to make this, and other kernels of your extensive knowledge widely available have been most helpful and is much appreciated.

B. J. Arts, WT0N

For stepping in at a time of need and taking on the important position of AMSAT News Service Editor

Ian Ashley, ZL1AOX

For faithful service as a command station for AO-10 AND AO-13 for Fourteen years

Stacey Mills, WB4QKT

For taking the initiative to do the extensive and detailed work necessary to qualify as the first North American command station for the high altitude satellites

Robert Diersing, N5AHD

For continuing contribution to effort to revive DOVE. The lessons learned here can and will be applied to managing current and future MICROSATs.

Jim White, WD0E

For continuing efforts with the MICROSATs and special assistance to the DOVE and MO-30 Projects.

Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR

For operation of the West Coast 75 Meter AMSAT Net

Jim O'Neill

For your long-standing and consistently superior support of AMSAT as its "official" travel agent. In particular, your patient understanding of our unique travel needs, despite repeated and often last minute changes driven by the ever-changing nature of our requirements, is unparalleled.

We have come to rely heavily on your outstanding knowledge of the travel business. It's a pleasure knowing that your candid, personalized advice will be there when we need it and that it will always will be delivered with a kind word and a warm smile.

This small token is offered as an expression of our deep appreciation for many years of outstanding support to AMSAT and the Phase 3-D International Satellite Project.

Russ Tillman, KC5JVB

This is in recognition of your handling the very important volunteer position of AMSAT Journal Editor in a most exemplary manner. In particular, your success in getting the Journal on schedule is to be especially commended. Your professional approach to the job is typified by the plan you produce for each upcoming issue.

Bdale Garbee, N3EUA

Presented in recognition of your untiring effort in support of the Phase 3D GPS Experiment. At a difficult time, you willingly accepted the task of managing this key element of the satellite's payload. Without you effort, GPS would probably not be aboard.

Bill Hickey, WA5FXE

For arranging for the donation, by Ball Brothers, of the flight antennas for the Phase-3D GPS Experiment.

Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

For making the necessary arrangements to provide AMSAT with receivers for the Phase 3D GPS Experiment

Ray Soifer, W2RS

For a fine job of coordinating and drafting AMSAT-NA's recommendations for Amateur Satellite Service rule changes for the IARU's Future of the Amateur Service Committee.

Phil Chien, KC4YER

For devotion to the Phase 3D Project, including continued presence at the Integration Laboratory nearly every weekend when there is work to be done. Your record has become the model for others to follow.

In addition, your continued championing of AMSAT and Phase 3D among influential members of the media has resulted in a number of positive news stories appearing in the local and national press and on television. This has given the Phase 3D Project and our organization some valuable media coverage.

Hank Sill, AC4ZI

For outstanding and continuing contributions to the Phase 3D Project by fabricating many "quick order" machined components.

Please accept our sincere thanks in recognition of your many years of outstanding support.

Chuck Hennessey, W4AT

For always volunteering to be available at the Phase 3D Integration Laboratory when needed. Our sincere thanks for many years of unswerving support.

Fred Kennedy, ZL1BYP

For making your incomparable machining expertise and capability available to the Phase 3D Project by producing many very well made items for use in the spacecraft. Despite being located nearly half a world away, a number of these parts have been produced on a short turn-around.

John Darbyson, WB4MOX

For an excellent job of welding for the Phase 3D propulsion system.

John Conner, WD0FHG

For notable software and test contributions to both the GPS and RUDAK subsystems for Phase 3D.

Ron Luse, KD9KX

For significant accomplishments toward development of the AMSAT GPS receiver for Phase 3D.

Gary Rogers, WA4YMZ

For significant contributions to AMSAT's Field Organization through the creation of several extremely useful documents. Your "Resource Hand-out" fills a big void in AMSAT's information distribution for new members and interested parties by identifying a variety of sources of information on amateur satellites.

Your very interesting and motivating article in the AMSAT JOURNAL concerning the operation of an AMSAT booth at hamfests, contains invaluable hints and suggestions for individuals wishing to help the organization in this way.

Your excellent paper entitled "Working the Easy Sats" provides a plethora of information for newcomers to amateur satellites, covering a number of areas not discussed in other AMSAT publications.

Terry Douds, WB8CKI

The video you prepared for display in AMSAT's booth at the Dayton Hamvention was very professionally done and contributed greatly to our impact at this important event.

In addition, your efforts in making PAL copies of various video products for use overseas, such as at the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, were very helpful to our organization.

Your continued willingness to make time available to produce video resources is very valuable and much appreciated.

Kermit Carlson, W9XA

For stepping forward to help with two of AMSAT's highest profile exhibits: the Dayton Hamvention and the ARRL National Convention. The hours you spent manning the booth at Dayton, answering questions, helping with memberships, and encouraging people to learn more about the satellite program were most beneficial to AMSAT and to those who were seeking information about our facet of the Amateur Radio.

When it became apparent that a volunteer would be needed to lead the AMSAT team at the ARRL National Convention in Peoria, you agreed without hesitation, and became AMSAT's representative at this important event; coordinating all aspects of AMSAT's booth operations for the two days. Your attention to detail and enthusiasm resulted in a significantly higher than expected influx of memberships and donations.

Your willingness to step forward when needed and assume responsibility for this high visibility event is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated.

James Kelly, KK3K

For the important role you played in the operation of the AMSAT booth at the Dayton Hamvention, spending most of the Hamvention weekend helping out at the booth and providing the support so necessary for a successful Hamvention operation.

You covered all aspects of booth operations, including publication sales, software support and memberships. Your enthusiasm and strong support of AMSAT at Dayton is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated.

John Boudreau, VE8EV

Special recognition is due you for the strong support you provided AMSAT during the Dayton Hamvention. Even though you traveled a significant distance to attend the Hamvention, you, nevertheless, spent most of your time there supporting the AMSAT booth.

You provided assistance with new memberships, answering software questions and encouraging people to join the organization. Your enthusiasm, strong support of AMSAT, and willingness to help for an extended period of time are greatly appreciated.

Howard Ziserman, WA3GOV

Your continuing support of AMSAT and its Field Operations efforts is unmatched. Your willingness to represent the organization in the mid-Atlantic area has resulted in leading the AMSAT effort, in this aspect of our operations, at six hamfests - a number significantly above the 'average' for any area coordinator. You help people with software problems and spend a considerable amount of time assisting in the AMSAT office. Despite a heavy academic load as a graduate student, you always find the time to further the cause of the amateur space community in many ways. Your commitment to AMSAT programs and willingness to take the lead in representing the organization as an area coordinator is to be commended and is greatly appreciated.

Tim Bosma, AB6FL

For your outstanding contributions and personal dedication as AMSAT's SAREX telebridge station coordinator in Northern California

Santa Rosa Junior College

For the vision and dedication demonstrated by the installation and operation of a telebridge ground station linking the Space Shuttle Astronauts and young students via the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX)

Rich Weigand, AH6MC

For your outstanding contributions and personal dedication as one of AMSAT's SAREX telebridge station operators in Hawaii

Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD

For your outstanding contributions as a SAREX telebridge station in South Africa

Heather Johnson, N7DZU

For an outstanding job of co-chairing the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Larry Brown, NW7N

For an outstanding job of co-chairing the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Dave Burnett, WD8KRV

For a fine job coordinating the program for the 1996 AMSAT Space Symposium.

Dave Medley, KI6QE

For acting as Prize Chairman for the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Sue Burnett

For assisting with the family activities and other details associated with the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space symposium.

Darrel Emerson, AA7FV

For contributing significantly to the enjoyment of those attending the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting as our banquet speaker, and for organizing the Kitt Peak Radio Telescope tour.

Scott Bulau, KA7CUZ

For organizing the Kitt Peak Optical Telescope tour, which added a great deal of interest to the 1996 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium.

Ron Long, W8GUS

In recognition of your accomplishments as AMSAT Journal Associate Editor. Your extensive involvement in reviewing articles, preparing issues and charting The AMSAT Journal's direction is greatly appreciated and is reflected in the quality of each issue.

Michael Owen, W9IP

For your generous support of the Phase 3D Project through NOVA distribution by AMSAT.

Barry Baines, WD4ASW

For stepping in and handling the AMSAT booth at Dayton as well as picking up the reins of the Field Operations Department and doing a fine job of getting it organized and functioning smoothly.

Ron Broadbent MBE, G3AAJ

For continued support of Phase 3D and the amateur satellite program, particularly in the area of identifying sources of funding and making them available to the Project.

Greg Michels, KB7WFO

For the assistance that you provided on the 1996 Annual Meeting and Space Symposium, including helping to man the satellite station.

In addition, the help you have lent to Larry Brown at numerous AMSAT hamfest booths over the last several years is appreciated and acknowledged.

You have also stepped in and acted as the Net Control Station for the weekly Tucson Area AMSAT Net on many occasions when NW7N was unable to be present.

Jim Weisenberger, AA7KC

As the Area Coordinator in the Phoenix area, you have supported many hamfests over the last several years, including the 1996 ARRL Southwest Division Convention, as well as making satellite presentations at a number of clubs around Phoenix, including one at the ARRL Southwest Division Convention.

You have also filled in as Net Control on many occasions for the Tucson Area AMSAT Net when the regular Net Control was unavailable.

Bernard PIDOUX, F6BVP

For invaluable assistance with equipment and logistics in connection with the SBS structural tests at the Aerospatiale facilitity in LES MUREAUX.

In addition, for the inspiration and initiative demonstrated in the founding of AMSAT-France.

Christophe CARLIER, F4AAT

For invaluable assistance with equipment and logistics in connection with the SBS structural tests at the Aerospatiale facilitity in LES MUREAUX.

Also, for the important role you played in the founding of AMSAT-France.

Pat Kilroy, WD8LAQ

For being the spark plug responsible for the establishment of the Washington, DC area AMSAT group.

Dan Schultz, N8FGV

For expertly fielding many of the tough questions raised on AMSAT-BB.

The North Shores Amateur Radio Club

For significant participation in the AMSAT Field Day activities in 1994 and 1995, operating a home station on emergency power.

Dave Guimont, WB6LLO

For using Field Day, not only compete on both digital and analog modes with consistent high point submissions, but to also use it as a vehicle to demonstrate amateur radio satellite operation to newcomers.

The Hack Shack

For First Place finish in the 1995 AMSAT Field Day Competition for portable operation with emergency power, using the call sign NM1K. Participants included Russ KA1VEC, Edith KA1VED and Rusty NM1K.

Marty Smith, WD5DZC

For exceptional effort in support of the Nationally-carried Houston AMSAT Net for a number of years, including coordination of phone check-ins and supporting information gathering.

Michael Reynolds, W0KIE and The Oklahoma Network

For support of the Houston Area AMSAT Net. Michael Reynolds provided free time on commercial geosynchronous satellite SBS-6, Transponder 13 every Tuesday night. This quality connection allowed repeater systems access North America access to the audio from the Houston Net - resulting in significantly increasing the spread of amateur satellite information.

Edison Radio Amateur Association

For your club's contribution to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program by handling QSLs for the STS-67 Space Shuttle Mission. Because of you fine efforts, students, ham radio operators and others participating 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 your members, who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.

Sacred Hearts Academy Radio Club

For your club's contribution to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program by handling QSLs for the STS-71 Space Shuttle Mission. Because of you fine efforts, students, ham radio operators and others participating 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 your members, who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.

Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

For your club's contribution to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program by handling QSLs for the STS-70 Space Shuttle Mission. Because of you fine efforts, students, ham radio operators and others participating 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 your members, who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.

Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club

For your club's contribution to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program by handling QSLs for the STS-74 Space Shuttle Mission. Because of you fine efforts, students, ham radio operators and others participating 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 your members, who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.

Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club

For your club's contribution to the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) Program by handling QSLs for the STS-76 Space Shuttle Mission. Because of you fine efforts, students, ham radio operators and others participating 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 your members, who work towards the common cause of promoting Amateur Radio, science and technology, and space exploration.


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