18th AMSAT-NA Space Symposium & Annual Meeting

Holiday Inn Portland West, Portland, Maine
October 27-29, 2000

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Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
8:15 AM Announcements
George Caswell, Sr., W1ME
8:30 AM President's Welcome
AMSAT President Keith Baker, KB1SF
9:00 AM Phase 3D Launch Campaign Overview & Update
Available Participants
9:30 AM Phase 3D: A Primer on High Frequency Operation
Ed Krome, K9EK
10:00 AM Phase V and Beyond
Dominick "Dee" Interdonato, NB2F
10:15 AM break
10:30 AM Data Reception Rates from Digital Satellites Using Various Antennas, Feedlines and Preamplifiers
G. Gould Smith, WA4SXM
11:00 AM Modular Nanosatellites as Amateur Radio Communication Platforms
Todd Kerner, KB2BCT, Amish Parashar, KE6EZM, Augustus Moore
11:30 AM State of Amateur Radio in Human Spaceflight
Frank Bauer, KA3HDO & Will Marchant, KC6ROL
12:00 N Lunch break
1:00 PM Cubesat: The Next Generation of Educational Picosatellites
Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD
1:30 PM CUBESAT -- One Kilogram of Technical Challenge
Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR
2:00 PM Tricks, Hints and Tips for a Portable Satellite Operator
Chuck Duey, KI0AG
2:30 PM Recent Developments in the GPS World
Tom Clark, W3IWI
3:00 PM break
3:30 PM A Spread Spectrum Wideband Transponder for the International Space Station
Matt Ettus, N2MJI
4:00 PM InstantTune for the FT-100
Tony Monteiro, AA2TX
4:30 PM Distributed Processing Goes Galactic
Dr. Paul Shuch, N6TX
5:00 PM Dinner break
7:00 PM -
10:00 PM
Introduction to Amateur Satellites, Orbit Basics, Modes, and Equipment
Gould Smith, WA4SXM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Educational Forum for Students, Parents & Educators
8:30 AM What's Next
Jeff Davis, N9AVG
9:00 AM So You Want to Build a Satellite
Dick Jansson, WD4FAB
9:30 AM An APRS Satellite for Mobile/Handheld Communications
Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
10:00 AM break
10:30 AM The Houston AMSAT Net
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
11:00 AM EasyTrak, A PIC-Based Rotor/Radio Controller Interface
Steven R. Bible, N7HPR
11:30 AM APRS and the TAPR EasyTrak Az/El Rotor Control System
Keith Sproul, WU2Z
12:00 N Lunch break
1:30 PM Applications of PIC Microcontrollers to Digital Amateur Satellite Communications
John Hansen,W2FS
2:00 PM Estimating Keplerian Elements for New Satellite Launches
Ken Ernandes, N2WWD
2:30 PM Distributed System for LEO Satellite Control Station
Eduardo Jacob Taquet, EA2BAJ
2:50 PM The New G3RUH Software Modem for the DSP56002EVM
Ms. Itziar Martinez
3:10 PM break
3:30 PM AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting
6:00 PM "Thruster Firing" (social hour)
7:00 PM Annual Banquet
Speaker: R. Cargill Hall
Chief Historian of the National Reconnaissance Office
7:30 AM -
9:30 AM
Area Coordinators' Breakfast
10:00 AM -
11:30 AM
AMSAT Strategy Meeting
Bill Burden, WB1BRE, Strategy Team Chair
Keith Baker, KB1SF
Steve Bible, N7HPR
Ken Ernandes, N2WWD
Bdale Garbee, KB0G
Michael Gilchrist, KF4FDJ
Robin Haighton, VE3FRH
Dan James, NN0DJ
Russ Tillman, K5NRK
1:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 AM -
6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting

Updated September 18, 2000. Feedback to George Caswell, W1ME and Caroline Caswell, WA1MER.