Friday AMSAT/TAPR Banquet and Speaker

This year’s speaker will be:

“Sixty Years a Slave (To Amateur Radio)” by Tom Clark, K3IO (ex-W3IWI).

Tom Clark, K3IO

Tom Clark, K3IO

Tom is known for his lifetime of contributions to AMSAT, TAPR, and NASA.  He received his Ph.D. in Astro-Geophysics from the University of Colorado, served as Chief of the Astronomy Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, was a Senior Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has been active in both AMSAT and TAPR, and holds an Extra Class license.  Along with Bob McGwier, N4HY he developed the first amateur DSP hardware, including a number of modems.  He developed the uplink receivers and the spacecraft LAN architecture used on all the Microsats (Oscars 16, 17, 18, 19, 26, 27 and 31).  Tom was inducted into the initial class of CQ Magazine’s Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.  Professionally, he is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Society and the International Association of Geodesy. In 2005 he was the first non-Russian to be awarded the Special Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the international Very Long Baseline Interferometry network.

Dinner Menu

Choice of entree:
Prime Rib of Beef
Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce
Panko Herb Crusted Salmon Newburg

Fresh Mashed Potatoes
Wild Rice Pilaf with Pecans and Apricots
Fresh Garden Tossed Salad

Assorted Pies

Coffee and Ice Tea
A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, and mixed drinks

Doors open at 1830 for a cash bar, with buffet dinner served at 1900.


Kohler Presidential Banquet Center
4548 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429.

Tickets ($30 each) must be purchased online in advance at the AMSAT Store no later than 1800 EDT 13 May 2014.  Sorry, but no exceptions. Tickets will not be sold at the Hamvention or at the door.  Tickets purchased online may be collected at the AMSAT booth (433-435, 444-446).