AMSAT : 10-11AM : Lone Star I
Introduction to AMSAT
A Software Defined Radio Satellite Station: The Evolution of its Design
The AMSAT group will also present a live demo of making contacts via the amateur satellite SO-50 on Saturday afternoon. This satellite is similar to a terrestrial FM repeater with separate input and output frequencies but with a coverage area of Canada, US and Central America. Bill Dillon, KG5FQX, will be doing the demo.
Due to the expected heat, gather at the registration desk at the entrance to the Convention Center no later than 1:30 PM and we will walk to the demo site.
Ron Parsons - W5RKN, has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1954, a member of AMSAT and active in amateur radio satellite communications since 1993.
He has participated in three ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) school contacts: Fulmore Middle School (MIR - 1998) and Blackland Prairie Elementary (2008) and Liberal Arts and Science Academy with Richard Garirott (1998).
He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford and taught at The University of Texas at Austin.