• [ANS] ANS-361 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - W2RS Memorial AMSAT

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    * W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day to be Held January 1st

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    ANS-361 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

    AMSAT News Service Bulletin 348.01
    DATE December 27, 2022
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    W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day to be Held January 1st

    In March 2022, the AMSAT community lost one of our pioneers when Ray
    Soifer, W2RS, became a silent key. In addition to his numerous
    contributions to AMSAT and the worldwide amateur satellite community, Ray
    was also the long time organizer of AMSAT's CW Activity Day - previously
    AMSAT Straight Key Night - held in conjunction with the ARRL's event on New Year's Day. In recognition of Ray's long time service to AMSAT and his keen interest in CW operating via satellite, AMSAT is pleased to announce that AMSAT's CW Activity Day will now be known as the W2RS Memorial AMSAT CW Activity Day in Ray's honor.

    The rules are simple - operate CW through any amateur satellite between
    0000 UTC and 2359 UTC on January 1, 2023. Straight keys and bugs are encouraged, but not required. Logs are not required, but operators are encouraged to submit a report of their activity to the AMSAT-BB. Photos and video clips of activity are also encouraged - post them on Twitter and tag @AMSAT.

    Remember to use the minimum power required for communication as constant carrier modes, including CW, can disrupt transponder operation for other

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    This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
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