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  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    New Features at the AMSAT Booth at Dayton 2012

    The 2012 Dayton Hamvention, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be held this year on May 18-20, 2012. AMSAT will occupy the same booths (444-449) in Ball Arena, right across from

    the ARRL area and just inside the door from the Satellite Demonstration area. Plan to visit all of the AMSAT activities! 

    The AMSAT booth will feature AMSAT Engineering, new publications, new apparel, amateur satellite hardware and software. The AMSAT Forum will be on Saturday May 19.

    All of the latest AMSAT at Dayton information is posted on-line at:
    http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/hamvention/2012/Dayton.php

    Engineering
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    We will have an engineering model of the 1U Cubesat Fox, the operational ARISSat prototype, Fox telemetry display and the Penn State student experiment for Fox.

    New Publications
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    2012 Getting Started with Amateur Satellites 2012 Laminated Frequency Card

    New Apparel
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    White golf shirt with AMSAT Fox logo White baseball cap with AMSAT Fox logo see shirt with Fox satellite

    design and Fox logo

    Hardware
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    ELK Antennas and optional covers

    LVB Tracker boxes

    Software
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    Latest version of SatPC32

    If you renew your AMSAT membership at the AMSAT booth you will receive an AMSAT insulated stainless steel coffee mug.

    AMSAT Hotel
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    The cutoff date to book a room with the AMSAT group is April 20. The hotel is the Country Inn and the cost of the room (with 2 Queen Beds) is $99. If you are interested in staying with the AMSAT at Dayton,
    please call Martha at the AMSAT Office at 301-589-6062.

    AMSAT/TAPR Friday Night Banquet
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    AMSAT/TAPR Banquet on Friday night, May 18 is one of the main AMSAT activities during the 2012 Hamvention at Dayton.

    AMSAT is pleased to announce that Howard Long, G6LVB will be the featured speaker for the evening event. Howard will be talking about his FUNcube Dongle, the 64 - 1700 MHz Software Defined Receiver. This
    innovative USB device is the size of a thumbdrive and has an SMA antenna socket. Multiple SDR control and display software programs can be used with the FUNcube Dongle.

    Banquet tickets will not be sold at the AMSAT booth during the Hamvention so reservations must be made through the AMSAT Store: http://www.amsat-na.com/store/item.php?id=100158
    Tickets are $30 apiece.