AMSAT has BIG plans for Hamvention. First, there’s the booth (1007-1010 & 1107-1110) where on Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm you’ll get a chance to meet board members, officers, and active satellite operators. Ask your questions and see demonstrations of AMSAT’s current and upcoming technologies.

Amateur Satellite operation demonstrations will be held every day outside the main Maxim Hall (Building 1 or E1) entrance. AMSAT will be be demonstrating contacts with operational amateur satellites. We especially invite youth to make a contact via an amateur satellite. All are invited to observe, participate and ask questions. Satellite pass times will be posted at the AMSAT booth and in the demo area.

If you plan to arrive a day early, join the “Dinner at Tickets” party held Thursday at 1800 EDT at Tickets Pub & Eatery at 7 W. Main St, Fairborn, Ohio where you can feast on a great selection of Greek and American food and great company. No program or speaker, just good conversation.

Then there’s the twelfth annual AMSAT/TAPR Banquet at the Kohler Presidential Center on Friday at 1830 EDT. This dinner is always a highlight of the AMSAT and TAPR activities during the Dayton Hamvention. We are pleased to announce that Jeri Ellsworth, AI6TK will be our speaker. Jeri will present her innovative ideas and adventures in Amateur Radio. (Banquet tickets are no longer available, hope you already have them).

The AMSAT Forum will take place on Saturday, May 19 in Forum room 4 at 2:45-3:45 PM. The speaker and topic line up includes:

  • Moderator: Keith Baker, KB1SF / VA3KSF
  • “AMSAT Status Report” by Joseph Spier, K6WAO, AMSAT-NA President
  • “AMSAT Engineering Program” by Jerry Buxton, N0JY, AMSAT-NA VP for Engineering
  • “ARISS Report 2018” by Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, AMSAT-NA VP for Human Spaceflight

In case it’s not obvious, AMSAT at Hamvention 2018 is going to be HUGE. Don’t miss it!