AMSAT and TAPR at Dayton Hamvention

Iain McFadyen mcfadyenusa at
Sun Mar 11 06:37:00 CDT 2007

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1. Fwd: [tapr-announce] Join Us at the First TAPR/AMSAT Joint Hamventio    
    From: Mark Thompson

2. 2007 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference issues call for    
    From: Mark Thompson


1. Fwd: [tapr-announce] Join Us at the First TAPR/AMSAT Joint Hamvention
    Posted by: "Mark Thompson" wb9qzb at wb9qzb
    Date: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:42 pm ((PST))

Joint TAPR/AMSAT Banquet at Dayton 2007 

For many years, AMSAT and TAPR have held "competing" Hamvention dinners
on Friday evening.  Given the tremendous overlap in membership and
interest between the two groups, this has always required tough choices.
We're pleased to announce that this year, AMSAT and TAPR will be
holding a joint dinner, and it will be at a great venue -- the Air Force

Here are the details:

"Dinner Under the Wings" will be held Friday evening May 18,2007 at the
Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH in conjunction with the 2007 Dayton
Hamvention. The doors open at 18:00 with a cash bar and appetizers in
the Air Power Gallery (World War II). The buffet dinner will be served
at 19:00 in the Cold War area.  Following a few announcements and a
short presentation you will be free to roam the museum.

Price for the dinner is $35.00 per person and includes appetizers,
salad, meal, dessert, coffee, iced tea, tax and

See  or for
information about the museum.

The museum will close at 22:00 and everyone must be out of the museum by

Reservations are required and can be purchased from TAPR -- go to for more details.  There will be no
ticket sales at the TAPR booth this year, and sales will close on Monday
night, May 14, 2007 to allow us to give the museum a count on Tuesday.

There may also be a special showing of the IMAX movie "Space Station" at
5:00 PM prior to the banquet.  See below for details.

Banquet Menu
Roll and Butter
Salad with choice of Ranch, French or Italian Dressing

Top Round of Beef w/carver
Classic Sautéed Chicken Breast in a Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Grilled Salmon Blackened with Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce

Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Rice Pilaf w/ Pine Nuts and Thyme

Prince Edward Blend w/ Yellow Wax Beans, Green Beans and Baby Carrots
Sugar Snap Peas w/ Red and Yellow Peppers

Chocolate Chocolate Espresso Torte w/ berries and Melba Sauce

NOTE: A vegetarian meal choice is available; if you would like this,
please let us know when you order your tickets.

At 5:00 PM on Friday afternoon there will be a special showing of the
IMAX movie "Space Station".  This movie is approximately 47 minutes long
and contains about 4 minutes of amateur radio contacts between school
children and the International Space Station.  The IMAX theater is
located in the museum building off the main lobby area.  Attendees at
the movie will be able to go to the banquet at 6:00 PM when the doors
open about 10 minutes after the movie is over.  The lobby contains
restrooms, telephones and some seating.

At least 50 people must sign up for the movie in advance.  Reservations
are required -- to place yours, call the museum IMAX theater on
(937)-253-IMAX.  Adults are $6.00, seniors are $5.50, and students 8
through college 22 (student ID required) are $4.50.


2. 2007 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference issues call for
    Posted by: "Mark Thompson" wb9qzb at wb9qzb
    Date: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:43 pm ((PST))

* 2007 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference issues call for papers:

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 26th annual ARRL/TAPR
Digital Communications Conference (DCC), Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, in
Hartford, Connecticut. Papers will also be published in the Conference
Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their
papers included in the Proceedings. The submission deadline is July 31. The
ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference is an international forum for
technically minded radio amateurs to meet and present new ideas and
techniques. Paper/presentation topic areas include -- but are not limited to
-- software defined radio (SDR), digital voice, digital satellite
communication, digital signal processing (DSP), HF digital modes, adapting
IEEE 802.11 systems for Amateur Radio, Global Positioning System (GPS),
Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS), Linux in Amateur Radio, AX.25
updates and Internet operability with Amateur Radio networks. 

Submit papers to Maty Weinberg, KB1EIB, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT
06111 or via e-mail <maty at>. Papers will be published exactly as
submitted, and authors will retain all rights. ARRL will provide additional
information on the 2007 DCC as it becomes available.

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