AMSAT Presentations at the 2014 ARRL Centennial

The following are presentations made by AMSAT at the All Day Thursday Training Tracks during the ARRL Centennial Celebration and National Convention in Hartford Connecticut July 17, 2014.

“Amateur Satellite History and AMSAT Strategic Direction”
Barry Baines, WD4ASW — AMSAT President (PDF) (PPT)

“Orbital Mechanics”
Joe Spier, K6WAO – AMSAT Director for Education (PDF)  (PPT)

“Satellite Tracking and Tracking Software with an emphasis on SATPC32”
E. Michael McCardel, KC8YLD —  AMSAT V.P. Educational Relations (PDF) (PPT)

“Station Configuration and Satellite Operation”
‘Easy Sats, FM Birds’
Peter Portanova, W2JV — AMSAT Area Coordinator and
‘CW and SSB Birds and telemetry’
Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK — AMSAT Director Field Operations (PDF) (PPT)

“Overview of AMSAT’s Fox-1 Satellite”
Burns Fisher, W2BFJ — AMSAT Fox-1 Software Team Co-Leader (PDF) (PPT)

The following are videos of Patrick WD9EWK demonstrating working satellites during the ARRL Centennial. Two of the 3 use audio Patrick recorded, with a slideshow complete with pictures and descriptions of the audio and other stuff related to AMSAT at Hartford.

This is a slideshow from the AO-7 demonstration Patrick gave, after our
training seminar wrapped up on the Thursday of that weekend (17

This is a slideshow from the NA1SS contact on Saturday (19
July) morning:

This is an actual video from the AO-7 demonstration at the end
of the convention on Saturday (19 July). Thanks Peter W2JV for running the camera for this video!:


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