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AMSAT Announces 2010 Conference, Calls for Papers


The 2010 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting will be held Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10 at the Chicago/Elk Grove Holiday Inn located near O’Hare Airport (the same hotel that recently hosted the Central States VHF Conference, Digital Communications Conference and NIDXCC events). Amateur Radio operators interested in space communications are invited to participate in the Symposium offerings, including a space symposium with amateur satellite presentations, as well as a chance to learn about operating techniques, news and plans from the amateur satellite world. Attendees will be able to meet AMSAT board members and officers and attend the annual membership meeting, the annual banquet, the President’s Club receptions and the Area Coordinator’s breakfast. Room rate and reservation information will be announced shortly on the Symposium’s Web site.

The AMSAT Symposium Committee is also inviting proposals for papers for publication in the Symposium’s proceedings, as well as poster presentations and equipment and operating demonstrations. The presentation’s subject may be on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite community. Those interested in presenting must submit the tentative title of their presentation as soon as possible, with a final copy submitted by September 1, 2010 in order to be included in the printed proceedings. Abstracts and papers should be submitted via e-mail to JoAnne Maenpaa, K9JKM. For more information, please consult the Symposium Author’s Guide.




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