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May 19, 2002

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AMSAT-UK Colloquium Competition

In conjunction with the first anniversary of two-way communication through AMSAT OSCAR 40, AMSAT-UK is pleased to announce the 2002 Colloquium Competition. This year the competition is for the "smallest" operational AO-40 groundstation.

The precise definition of "smallest" will be left to the judges who will be appointed by the attendees during the first session at this year's AMSAT-UK Colloquium. It is expected that the definition will take into account the concepts of size, weight, portability, power consumption and other suitable parameters.

There will be two entry categories:

Category A judging will take place at a suitable time and place during the Colloquium after the on-site demonstrations have been completed. Category B judging will be completed after station descriptions have been reviewed. Station description should be sent by e-mail to G3VZV@amsat.org

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner of each section, with the winners to be announced at the Colloquium and on the AMSAT-UK website.

The annual AMSAT-UK Colloquium will be held at the University of Surrey, in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, July 26-28, 2002.

[ANS thanks AMSAT-UK for this information]

Remembering OSCAR 6

Tony Curtis, K3RXK, recently contacted AMSAT News Service asking for information on AMSAT OSCAR 6. Tony will be writing a QST article about OSCAR 6, celebrating the upcoming 30th anniversary of the satellite's launch.

K3RXK would like to ask those who recall OSCAR 6 operations for their assistance with the article. Can you answer the following questions?

Amateur radio satellite operators who would care to offer insights should contact Tony via e-mail at k3rxk@amsat.org

"I would like to say thank you in advance to all AMSAT members who may care to comment," said K3RXK.

[ANS thanks Tony Curtis, K3RXK, for this information]

ANS in Brief

ANS news in brief this week includes the following:

Weekly Satellite Report

Link to the weekly report on satellite ...

All Satellites
ISS . RS-12 . RS-13 . RS-15 . AO-10 . UO-11 . UO-14 . AO-16 . DO-17 . WO-18 . LO-19 . FO-20 . UO-22 . KO-23 . KO-25 . IO-26 . AO-27 . FO-29 . TO-31 . GO-32 . SO-33 . PO-34 . SO-35 . UO-36 . AO-40 . SO-41 . SO-42 . NO-44 . NO-45 . MO-46


Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to the ANS Editors at ans-editor@amsat.org, or to ANS Editor Dan James, NN0DJ, at nn0dj@amsat.org.

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This week's AMSAT News Service bulletins were edited by AMSAT  News Service editor Dan James, NN0DJ.

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