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[jamsat-news:2627] ANS-062 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - March 3 isAMSAT's 40th Anniversary

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ANS Special Bulletin: March 3 Marks AMSAT's 40th Anniversary

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 062.01
March 3, 2009
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March 3, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of AMSAT's incorporation. 
AMSAT was incorporated in the District of Columbia on March 3, 1969.

Perry, W3PK who was AMSAT President from 1969 to mid-1980 said, "We
filed the application for incorporation 40 years ago on Feb. 27, 1969.
A copy of the filing has been saved at:

You can see a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation at: 

Perry is working with Dick Daniels, W4PUJ to preserve the original 
AMSAT Newsletters, archived in paper format onto electronic media.
Additional AMSAT history can be found in the archives of the "Amateur 
Satellite Report" Newsletters scanned and converted to PDF by Phil 
Karn, KA9Q. Phil has these issues posted on his website (with AMSAT's  
permission). See: http://www.ka9q.net/newsletters.html

As the electronic archive project makes progress Perry will issue 
a call for one or more volunteers willing to receive scans of 
additional issues JPEG format via e-mail, perform the OCR work and 
help us change them to searchable PDF files. 

Watch upcoming issues of The AMSAT Journal for articles of AMSAT's 
roots. AMSAT will also feature 40 years of our accomplishments at 
the 2009 Dayton Hamvention.

[ANS thanks Perry, W3PK for the above information]


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