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Tom Clark, K3IO, to Speak at AMSAT/TAPR Banquet


Tom Clark, K3IO, will be the featured speaker for the eighth annual AMSAT/TAPR Banquet, Friday, May 16, at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center, 4572 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio — just south of Dayton.

Clark, who holds a doctorate in astrogeophysics, served as chief of the Astronomy Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and was a senior scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been active in both AMSAT and TAPR. With Bob McGwier, N4HY, Clark developed the first amateur DSP hardware as well as the uplink receivers and the spacecraft LAN architecture used on several microsatellites. He is a member of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and a fellow of both the American Geophysical Society and the International Association of Geodesy.

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased online by May 13 on the AMSAT website (click on the “AMSAT Store” tab). No tickets will be available at the door or at Dayton Hamvention®. Pick up tickets at AMSAT’s booth at Hamvention. A social hour gets underway at 6:30 PM, with dinner following at 7 PM. — Thanks to AMSAT News Service



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