AMSAT Talks All Day Saturday - 03/13/20-21

Clint Bradford

AMSAT talks all day long at upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo -

... and more in this edition:

-AMSAT Ambassadors to Speak at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
-Revised QO-100 WB Transponder Bandplan and Operating Guidelines
-Rubins and Noguchi assemble solar array fixtures outside ISS
-VUCC Awards-Endorsements for March 1 2021
-India, Brazil Launch Amazônia-1 On PSLV Rocket
-IARU Region 1 Participates in ITU WRC-23, Prep for 23cm Allocations
-Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for February 4, 2021
-Upcoming Satellite Operations
-Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
-Satellite Shorts From All Over

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AMSAT Ambassadors to Speak at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Several AMSAT Ambassadors are scheduled to speak at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to be held on March 12-14, 2021 features many speakers over a wide range of technical and operating topics. Among the speakers will be two AMSAT Ambassadors presenting in the Space Auditorium on Saturday March 13, 2021:

“Working the Easy FM Amateur Satellites” Clint Bradford, K6LCS 1200-1300 EST

From getting licensed to finding local clubs to working the “easy” FM amateur satellites – with minimal investment! We’ll cover all the basics for you – with plenty of ways to submit any questions you may have afterwards. Let’s get you “working the birds” ASAP!

Clint Bradford has been a ham since 1994, and is also involved in the commercial side of the communications industry. His “How to Work the Amateur Satellites With Your HT” presentation has informed and delighted more than 100 audiences over the past few years – clubs, conventions, and hamfests not only in Southern California, but also clubs across North America and Canada. He is an ARRL educator, AMSAT Ambassador, and member of several AMSAT chapters across the planet.

“Getting on the air with Amateur Radio Satellites” Tom Schuessler, N5HYP 1700-1800 EST

Tom will provide an introduction to what you need to know to become active on FM satellites and beyond.

Tom was licensed in 1985. Although he was aware of Amateur Radio space communications, he thought it was just too far beyond the means of the average ham. In 2009, he caught the bug from the late Keith Pugh, W5IU. The realization that he already had a radio that would work with the then existing FM satellites was all he needed. He now not only actively enjoys communicating through the current fleet of Amateur Radio satellites, but loves to communicate his passion and experience to those who have never yet experienced the thrill. Professionally, Tom Has worked in the broadcast television and video fields as a production and systems engineer.

Also scheduled to present are AMSAT’s Human Space partners at ARISS:

“How to Enjoy Amateur Radio Contacts with the International Space Station” Frank Bauer, KA3HDO & Rosalie White, K1STO 1600-1700 EST

You can enjoy ham radio contacts through the ARISS radios on the International Space Station. We’ll explain how you can have fun trying ARISS packet, SSTV and repeater mode. Intermediate level & even beginners learn how to try off-the-planet hamming.

Frank H. Bauer’s aerospace career spans over 40 years within NASA and private industry. Mr. Bauer’s primary research interests include space borne applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and space vehicle formation flying. He was the principal investigator of 4 spaceflight GPS and formation flying experiments including the AMSAT-OSCAR-40 GPS experiment, investigating the use of GPS above the constellation. His hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, and flying. He’s the founder of ARISS-USA, which enables amateur radio on the ISS.

Rosalie White is an ARISS-US Delegate to the International Space Station (supported by NASA). Her specialties are STEM, Aerospace, NASA, Amateur Radio, and Aviation.

Complete information is available at

[ANS thanks QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo for the above information.]

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