Amateur Radio

at the
19th AMSAT-NA Space Symposium & Annual Meeting

Holiday Inn Select, Decatur, Georgia
October 5-7, 2001

See also:


Talk-in begins Thursday evening at 7:00 PM on these frequencies:

Thanks goes to Alan Adamson NE1H and Chuck Link W4CML for the use of their IRLP-linked repeater. The same goes to the Atlanta Radio Club for use of the 2-meter repeater.

IRLP Nets and Broadcasts

The 443.65 MHz (127.3 Hz tone) talk-in repeater is connected with IRLP, the Internet Radio Linking Project, which links repeaters around the world in real time via the Internet. To determine the current link status of the repeater, go to and look for node number 456.

We will be using the IRLP services in the following ways:

September 29
2100 UTC

IRLP Reflector #5

Q&A Net

We will operate a world wide net for the purposes of answering any questions about the Symposium, directions to the site, local attractions, etc.

October 5
1930 UTC

IRLP Reflector TBA

Project JJ Presentation

We will attempt to simulcast the Space Symposium session on Project JJ, AMSAT-NA's next satellite project, conducted by the Project JJ team.

October 6
0000 UTC
(Friday evening in US)

IRLP Reflector TBA

Beginner's Guide to Satellite Ham Radio

We will attempt to simulcast the Beginner's session presented by Gould Smith, WA4SXM.

Note: this is Friday evening in the Americas.

October 6
1930 UTC

IRLP Reflector TBA

AO-40 Status Discussion

We will attempt to simulcast the Space Symposium session on AMSAT OSCAR 40 (Phase 3D), conducted by the AO-40 project team.

Check out for a linked repeater near you, and then ask the Repeater Manager to set up the link during our scheduled times of operation. During all other times, Node 456 will be open for remote connections via the IRLP system.

Special Event Station

A special event station using the special callsign W4O will operate from the hospitality suite from Thursday evening through Sunday noon. Satellite modes U, V, and S will be operational, plus HF. For more information on the special event station, contact Les Scofield, W4SCO,


We have a very active APRS channel on 144.39 MHz, which is Internet linked. You can monitor our local APRS activity on (Southeastern US Map) or at

Hotel coordinates: 33.776179N, 84.296673W, or 33 deg 46.5707 min North, 84 deg 17.8004 min West

Packet Radio

Our terrestrial packet net has ports on 145.07 MHz ("C ATL") and 145.03 MHz ("C SNELLV"). The CNYBBS bulletin board can be reached on 145.07 MHz.

Local Stores

Ham Radio Outlet is a large chain of full-line amateur radio dealers with a location in Atlanta.

We also have a great RadioShack superstore in Chamblee.

If you like bookstores and technical reading, look no further than Engineer's Bookstore. This is one of the best collection of engineering books for sale in the Eastern United States.

Updated September 25, 2001. Feedback to Steve Diggs, W4EPI.