[jamsat-news:3602] [ans] AMSAT New Service ANS-090 News Bulletin March 31, 2019

Frank Karnauskas via ANS ans @ amsat.org
2019年 3月 31日 (日) 10:05:23 JST


The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and 
information service of AMSAT North America, The Radio
Amateur Satellite Corporation.  ANS publishes news related to Amateur
Radio in space including reports on the activities of a worldwide
group of Amateur Radio operators who share an active interest in 
designing, building, launching and communicating through analog and
digital Amateur Radio satellites.

The news feed on http://amsat.org publishes news of Amateur Radio 
in space as soon as our volunteers can post it.

Please send any amateur satellite news or reports to:
ans-editor at amsat dot org.

In this edition:

* SSTV Transmissions from ISS Set for April 1-2, 2019
* AO73/FUNcube-1 Mode Changes
* AMSAT Academy to be Held Prior to Hamvention Thursday, May 16, 2019
* ARISS Out-of-this-Word Auction Starts April 8, 2018
* International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ Students 
* India Space Research Organization to Launch EMISAT With 28 
  Satellites on April 1, 2019
* AMSAT India Requests APRS Reports
* GRCon19 to be Held September 16-20, 2019
* This Month in AMSAT History
* AmazonSmile for AMSAT!
* Microwave Update Conference October 3-5, 2019 in Lewisville, TX
* Upcoming Satellite Operations
* ARISS News
* Satellite Shorts from All Over

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SSTV Transmissions from ISS Set for April 1-2, 2019

Cosmonauts on the International Space Station will transmit slow-scan 
television (SSTV) images on April 1 – 2 as part of its International 
MAI-75 experiment, aimed at combining the efforts of universities 
and radio amateurs in Russia and the US to develop technology and 
technical tools that enable students to communicate and collaborate 
with cosmonauts and astronauts.

SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz using a Kenwood 
TM-D710 transceiver. It’s expected that images will be transmitted 
using the PD-120 SSTV format. Transmissions are scheduled on both 
days from about 1400 to about 1900 UTC. Listen to the ISS when it is 
over Russia using the R4UAB WebSDR.

[ANS thanks R4UAB for the above information.]


AO73/FUNcube-1 Mode Changes

As reported by a number of users, the transponder on AO73/FUNcube-1 
appears to be being affected by its many months in continuous 
sunlight.  The transponder is presently not working as intended and 
will therefore not be activated again for the time being.

We believe that the problem has occurred due to the higher than 
anticipated on-board temperatures. We anticipate that the situation 
may be resolved when the spacecraft starts to experience eclipses 
again at the end of April.

The spacecraft will therefore remain in education mode until that 
time with the usual high-power telemetry downlink active.

In addition to the telemetry, Fitter messages also remain available. 
Any schools or colleges that would like to have their message 
transmitted from space should contact operations @ funcube.org.uk 
with their request, giving at least two weeks' notice.

[ANS thanks Graham, G3VZV for the above information.]


AMSAT Academy to be Held Prior to Hamvention Thursday, May 16, 2019

Come joins us the day before Hamvention for AMSAT Academy – a
unique opportunity to learn all about amateur radio in space and
working the FM, linear transponder, and digital satellites currently
in orbit.

AMSAT Academy will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 9:00 AM to
5:00 PM, at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Clubhouse,
located at 6619 Bellefontaine Rd, Dayton, Ohio.

Registration Fee includes:

 - Full day of instruction, designed for both beginners and advanced
   amateur radio satellite operators, and taught by some of the most
   accomplished AMSAT operators.
 - Digital copy of Getting Started with Amateur Satellites, 2019
 - Edition ($15 value)
 - One-Year, AMSAT Basic Membership ($44 value)
 - Pizza Buffet Lunch.
 - Invitation to the Thursday night AMSAT get together at Ticket Pub
   and Eatery in Fairborn.

AMSAT Academy 2019 Registration Fee: $85.00. Registration closes May
10, 2019. No sign ups at the door. No refunds or cancellations.

Registration may be purchased on the AMSAT Store.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information.]


ARISS Out-of-this-Word Auction Starts April 8, 2018

The ARISS-US team (Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station) will auction two very unusual items in its first-ever

Picture yourself as the winning bidder and proud owner of a
unique JVC Kenwood TS-890S signed by astronauts!  Or, you could be 
top bidder on a special astronaut-signed 6-volume boxed set 2019 
ARRL Handbook!

You could be the crucial person who helps ARISS launch its new 
custom-built higher-power radio system in 2019 with its voice 
repeater, improved packet APRS and SSTV capability that thousands 
of hams will enjoy. The new system will replace the aging, 
problematic units currently on the ISS.  You may be the winning 
bidder who helps ARISS continue introducing ham radio to thousands 
of students, teachers, parents, and whole communities—and inspiring
students about science, technology, engineering, math, and radio!

For complete information see: 

Don't forget; set yourself a reminder: bidding starts April 8th at
12:00 UTC and ends April 14th at 22:00 UTC.

[ANS thanks ARISS-US for the above information.]


International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ Students 

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program 
is seeking proposals from April 1, through May 15, 2019, from US 
schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations 
(working individually or together) to host radio contacts with an
orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with
learning opportunities about space technologies, communications, and
much more through the exploration of Amateur Radio and space. The
ARISS program connects students to astronauts on the ISS through a
partnership between NASA, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation,
the American Radio Relay League, other Amateur Radio global
organizations and the worldwide space agencies. The program's goal is
to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in Amateur Radio. 

Educators report regularly that student participation in the ARISS
program stimulates interest in STEM subjects and STEM careers. One
educator wrote, "Many of the middle school students who took part in
and attended the ARISS contact have selected science courses in high
school as a result of that contact."  Educators are setting up ham
radio clubs in schools and learning centers because of students'

ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of
participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed,
exciting education plan. Students can learn about satellite
communications, wireless technology, science research conducted on
the ISS, radio science, and other STEM subjects. Students learn to
use Amateur Radio to talk directly to an astronaut and ask their STEM-
related questions. ARISS will help educational organizations locate
Amateur Radio groups who can assist with equipment for a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity for students. 

The proposal window opens April 1, 2019 and the proposal deadline is
May 15, 2019. For proposal guidelines and forms and more details, go
to: http://ariss-proposal-webinar-spring-2019.eventbrite.com 

Proposal webinars for guidance and getting questions answered will
be offered April 11, 2019 at 7 pm Eastern Time and April 16, 2019 at
9 pm Eastern Time. Advance registration is necessary. To sign up, go
to https://ariss-proposal-webinar-spring-2019.eventbrite.com

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N for the above information.]


India Space Research Organization to Launch AMSAT India APRS 
Satellite with Twenty-Eight Other Satellites on April 1, 2019

India will launch an electronic intelligence satellite, for the 
Defence Development and Research Organisation along with twenty-eight 
private satellites at 9.30 AM on April 1. 

According to ISRO, The PS4 will host three payloads in this 
mission. The three payloads include:
 - Automatic Identification System (AIS) from ISRO
 - Automatic Packet Repeating System (APRS) from AMSAT India
 - India and Advanced Retarding Potential Analyzer for
   Ionospheric Studies(ARIS) from Indian Institute of Space Science 
   and technology (IIST).

The ISRO will launch the satellites from the spaceport of 
Sriharikota, over 100 km north of Chennai.  The satellites would be 
launched from onboard the space agency's workhorse Polar Satellite 
Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-45, 

Reports inform that the whole flight sequence will take about 
180 minutes from the rocket's lift-off slated at 03:57Z on April 1,

[ANS thanks Latestly.com for the above information.]


AMSAT India Requests APRS Reports

An APRS payload from AMSAT India will be flown on PSLV C45 as 
reported above. The launch is scheduled on April 1, 2019 at 03:57 UTC.
The prelaunch TLE are also available for download on 
The payload will be powered on approximately over Sweden, Norway, 
Denmark, Finland, Poland and Moscow. They request stations at these 
locations to report the first signals on 145.825 MHz from the 
payload. They also request the Amateur Radio fraternity worldwide to 
use the payload and Satgates to feed the traffic. 

More details about this unique project is available at 

[ANS thanks Nitin, VU3TYG Secretary, AMSAT India for the above 


GRCon19 to be Held September 16-20, 2019

GNU Radio Conference Call for Submissions

GNU Radio Conference celebrates and showcases the substantial and
remarkable progress of the world's best open source digital signal
processing framework for software-defined radios. In addition to
presenting GNU Radio's vibrant theoretical and practical presence
in academia, industry, the military, and among amateurs and
hobbyists, GNU Radio Conference 2019 will have a very special focus.

Summer 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission,
which landed the first humans on the Moon. GNU Radio Conference
selected Huntsville, AL, USA as the site for GNU Radio Conference
2019 in order to highlight and celebrate space exploration,
astronomical research, and communication.

Space communications are challenging and mission critical. Research
and development from space exploration has had and continues to have
far-reaching effect on our communications gear and protocols.

We invite developers and users from the GNU Radio Community to
present your projects, presentations, papers, posters, and problems
at GNU Radio Conference 2019. Submit your talks, demos, and code!
Please share this Call for All with anyone you think needs to read


You may make one or more submissions under the following categories
for presentation at GRCon. In addition to submitting a presentation,
you may submit a paper to the Technical Proceedings of GRCon19. You
do not need to submit a paper to the Proceedings in order to present
at GRCon.

Talks are 20-30 minutes long, including 5 minutes reserved for
questions. Each presentation should be a slide-deck that can be
shared publicly (PDF) after the conference. For presentations that
are technical in nature, talks that present real-world development
/ testing will be favored over simulation-only work.

Tutorials are 40 minutes long, and should have an educational or
"How-To" approach. If slides are used, they should be publicly
shareable (PDF) after the conference. Demonstrations or "real-
time examples" are welcome!

Posters can display any type of material that you believe is 
interesting to the community, and while most posters are technical,
they don't have to be. There is no poster template, so you can
create whatever layout you would like. Poster easels will be

To submit your content for the conference, visit our dedicated
conference submission site at:


First round closes 1 July 2019. If accepted, your content will be
immediately scheduled. Final round closes 1 September 2019 Space 

If you have questions or need assistance with OpenConf, or have
content that doesn't quite fit and you want to talk it over, please
write grcon @ gnuradio.org

If your submission is accepted, you must register for the conference
or your talk will be dropped from the schedule.

Please note that submitting a paper to the Technical Proceedings is
not required to submit a Talk, Tutorial, or Poster, but is strongly
encouraged. You also do not need to attend the conference to publish
in the Technical Proceedings.

[ANS thanks GNURadio.org for the above information.]


This Month in AMSAT  History

While celebrating our Golden Jubilee, it's fun to take a look back at
the past fifty years.  Here's a peek at some news items from the 
archives of "The "AMSAT Journal", aka "Amateur Satellite Report" aka 
"AMSAT Newsletter" and "Orbit" as it has been named over the years.

March/April 2009

- Bill Tynan, W3XO recalls events of AMSAT's first decade.
- Owen Garrett, W5LFL writes about two generations of hams in space 
   as a father-son pair to travel in space.
- Barry Baines, WD4ASW reports that a team of AMSAT volunteers 
   removed equipment from what was the AMSAT Integration Lab.
- Gould Smith, WA4SXM describes the software and electronics
   for first CW and FM signals for SuitSat-2.

March/April 1999

- Keith Baker, KB1SF things about how AMSAT's early experimenters 
   did not realize how their MICROSAT and UoSat designs would spawn 
   a new billion-dollar industry.
- SUNSAT-OSCAR 35 is successfully launched.  After many months of 
   delays, a Delta II rocket carried the South African satellite 
   into orbit.
- Bob Bruninga, WB4APR describes how students worked six weeks 
   through Christmas vacations for prepare NATsweb Sat for orbit. 
   Last minute Technology Export License requirements posed by the 
   State Department cost the project its free ride.

March/April 1984

- Shigetake Morimoto, JA1NET et al describe JAS-1, Japan's first 
   amateur radio satellite.
- Harold Winard reports how AX.25 specification opened a new world of
   digital communications to ground-based and space-faring 
   experimenters. Development of Layer 3, the networking layer, 
   lies ahead.
- Harold Price, NK6K extensively describes the sleepless nights and 
   sweat that went into the construction on UoSat-B to meet a fresh
   launch opportunity.

March, 1980

- Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ looks forward to the new era in amateur satellite 
   communications with the upcoming launch of AMSAT Phase III 
   satellites when QSO's between stations in Europe, the USA and 
   Japan will become commonplace.
- Gregory Roberts, ZS1BI tells us to point our antennas skyward and
   comb the satellite frequencies for a new style of rare DX.
- Dick Jansson, WD4FAB introduces us to some interesting ideas for
   70cm antenna techniques.


- President Perry Klein, W3PK celebrates AMSAT's accomplishment in 
   its first ten years.  Membership has grown from 250 to 4,300 
   members in 75 countries.
- Britain's first amateur spacecraft will be built at Surrey 
   University with features that will depart from those of the OSCAR 
   series.  Construction will take two years and $300,000.
- Pat Gowen, G3IOR instructs us how to build a real-time tracker for
   RS satellites with two pieces of still cardboard.

[ANS thanks AMSAT for the above information.]


AmazonSmile for AMSAT!

You're participation does make a difference:

Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, recently received a quarterly 
donation of $428.76 thanks to customers shopping at smile.amazon.com. 

To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of:
$3,615.82 to Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
$124,651,081.04 to all charities
Thank you for supporting Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation by 
shopping at smile.amazon.com. You can track your impact throughout 
the year at your My Impact page.

[ANS thanks Zach Metzinger, N0ZGO for the above information.]


Microwave Update Conference October 3-5, 2019 in Lewisville, TX

The North Texas Microwave Society would like to invite you to the 
annual Microwave Update Conference to be held October 3rd through 
the 5th 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in 
Lewisville (Dallas) Texas. 

Microwave Update is the premier microwave conference of the year and 
was initially started by Don Hilliard W0PW (SK) back in 1985. This 
is the ideal conference to meet fellow microwave enthusiasts and 
share ideas and techniques that will help you conquer your next 
microwave band. 

A full slate of speakers already includes Rex VK7MO, 
Tony Emanuele K8ZR, Rick Fogle WA5TNY, Paul Wade W1GHZ, 
Joe Jurecka N5PYK, Doug Miller K6JEY, Greg McIntire AA5C, 
Steve Kostro N2CEI, Kent Britain WA5VJB, Bob Stricklin N5BRG, 
Barry Malowanchuk VE4MA, Tom Williams WA1MBA, Tom Apel K5TRA, 
Tom McDermott N5EG and Al Ward W5LUA. If you are interested in 
speaking, please let them know.

Topics will include small dish EME, microwave propagation, parabolic 
dish feed horn design and construction, SSPAs, circuit design, latest 
microwave devices, software defined radios and digital modes just to 
name a few.

Friday morning will be dedicated to antenna gain measuring led by 
WA5VJB, noise figure testing led by W5LUA and phase noise analysis 
led by AF8Z and KC4YOE.

We still have several surplus electronics and mechanical places in 
the DFW area that may still be worth a visit on Thursday. Those would 
include Tanner Electronics in Carrollton, Altex Electronics in 
Carrollton, and CDC Surplus in Richardson. Other places that would 
also handle walk-in business and be worth a visit include Texas 
Towers, Ham Radio Outlet and Fry's Electronics.  A complete list is 
available at www.ntms.org.  

On Thursday afternoon, we plan to have a workshop lead by 
Tom McDermott N5EG on GNU Radio.  GNU Radio is a development and 
simulation environment used to create and test software design radio 
applications. This is a powerful learning tool and GNU Radio can be 
used to implement working radio applications.

Topics to be covered during the workshop will include:

 - Installation of the GNU Radio package in Windows.
 - Review of GNU Radio capabilities and core concepts.
 - Review of important GNU Radio modules, building a project, 
   implementing and running projects involving hardware.
 - Use of Gnuradio Companion (GRC) graphical environment.
 - Demonstration of Gnuradio Companion (GRC) application with 
   Ettus radio.

The attendee is encouraged to bring their 64-bit laptop with 
Windows 10. The focus will be on Windows but GNU radio works well in 
Linux also. Tom, N5EG has a good deal of experience working with GNU 
radio and communication systems. He has made presentations on the 
topic at the ARRL TAPR Digital Communication Conference. Tom will 
also have other speakers assisting him with the workshop.

The workshop has been tentatively scheduled on Thursday afternoon 
from 3 PM until 6 PM.

The plan is to have an informal program for the spouses which will 
include local shopping and sightseeing in the Lewisville, Grapevine 
and greater DFW area on both Friday and Saturday.

The Saturday night banquet speaker will feature Rex VK7MO who has 
activated over 100 grid squares on 10 GHz EME in both Australia and 
New Zealand. Rex will show us some of the beautiful places he has 
visited and talk about his adventures to some of the more remote 
places down under. This should be a real treat for hams and spouses.  

Kent Britain WA5VJB will coordinate the publishing of the 
proceedings by the ARRL. We are always looking for additional papers 
for the proceedings. You don't have to be a presenter to have your 
paper published in the proceedings. If you have an article on your 
latest microwave related project that you would like published, 
please send your article to Kent WA5VJB at wa5vjb @ flash.net

Hotel registration has been setup. The hotel link is: 

The conference rate for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night is $104 
per night for a King which includes breakfast. The rate on the same 
days for a Double Queen is $114 per night including breakfast. The 
rate for Wednesday night is $129 per night for a King including 
breakfast and $132 for a Double Queen. The hotel charges a higher 
rate on Wednesday as they have a lot of business travelers. We 
encourage everyone to register for the hotel as early as possible. 
If your plans change and you can't attend, you have until 
September 30th to cancel without any cancellation fee. Special room 
rate will be available until September 13. If you book without 
using the link above please mention North Texas Microwave Society 
so we can get credit for the room nights as this is required for us 
to keep conference registration rates as low as possible. The Group 
Code is "MICRO". If you have any problems with booking the hotel rate 
please contact w5lua @ sbcglobal.net.

The Microwave Update web page will be updated shortly and it will
include conference registration as well as other helpful 
[ANS thanks Al Ward, W5LUA and Bob Stricklin, N5BRG Conference 
Co-Chairmen for the above information.]


Upcoming Satellite Operations

* N. Michigan & S. Ontario (EN76/77/78/85/86) – March 30-April 1, 2019
Chris, AA8CH, is hitting the road and heading North, starting 
March 30th.  FM and Linears.
Rove Day 2 March 31: FM/Linears Passes throughout the day from 
EN77/EN78 Start time TBD Evening passes from EN76.

Rove Day 3 April 1st: FM/Linears Passes from EN76, EN85, EN86, mid-
morning local to midafternoon local. Possibly other grids on the 
way home. Keep an eye on Chris’ Twitter feed for possible updates:  

* EM47 – April 1, 2019
Greg, WI4T, states he has a 90% chance of activating EM47 soon.  Greg 
will be on a get-a-way with his lovely XYL around April 1st, but 
plans to sneak off for a few satellite passes.  Stay tuned to his 
Twitter feed for future announcements:  https://twitter.com/WI4T_

* Defrosting Trip (EM90, EL99) – April 7-9, 2019
Paul, KE0PBR, has plans to escape the Land of the 10,000 Frozen Lakes 
and head down to Florida, to enjoy a little Global Warming.  Will 
most likely be FM only, and holiday style.  Paul will post 
announcements on his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/KE0PBR

* Liechtenstein (JN47) – April 17-19, 2019
Phillippe, EA4NF, is off on another DXpedition.  This time, he is 
heading to HB0/Lichtenstein.  Phillippe will operate under the call 
sign HB0/EA4NF from Leichtenstein and HB9/EA4NF from Switzerland 
(JN47s, on both FM and SSB satellites.  QSL via LoTW.  Updated 
info & pass announcements (time/frequencies) available on Twitter: 

* Northern Border Security Check (Minnesota to Washington) – April 29 
to May 4 or 5th, 2019
Alex, N7AGF, is all set for his semiannual rover trip to activate 
rare and somewhat rare grids, from April 29th to May 4th or 5th (or 
longer depending on how things go).  Alex will fly into Minneapolis 
and drive back to my home grid CN88, activating as many ENx8,ENx7, 
DNx8,and DNx7 grids as possible along the route.  The hope is to hit 
many corners and lines.  

Alex  will be on both linear and FM birds. As always, activations and 
route details will be posted to his Twitter @N7AGF at 
https://twitter.com/N7AGF .  Alex will also be on APRS at 
https://aprs.fi/N7AGF-10 . In areas of limited cell service, he’ll 
be using inReach.  Email or hit Alex on twitter with grid requests, 
route suggestions, or hot tourist attractions in Minot.

* Pacific Northwest (CN85, CN83/CN84, CN76/CN86) May 31 - June 2, 2019
Casey, KI7UNJ, will be on in CN83/84 Friday, May 31st, CN85 
Saturday, June 1st, and CN76/86 Sunday, June 2nd.  Pass list to come 
in next few weeks.

[ANS thanks Robert Bankston, KE4AL  for the above information.]



+ Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2019-03-28 03:00 UTC

58th Hamilton Scout Group, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, direct 
via VE3DC. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is David St-Jacques KG5FYI
Contact is go for: Sat 2019-04-06 18:31:06 UTC 38 deg 

+ Completed ARISS Contacts

Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC, Canada, via LU8YY
The ISS callsign was NA1SS.
The scheduled astronaut was David St-Jacques, KG5FYI
Contact made: Thu 2019-03-28 16:14:54 UTC.

+ ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored 
over 100 schools:  

 - Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 135

 - Francesco IKØWGF with 132 

 - Gaston ON4WF with 123

 - Sergey RV3DR with 113

[ANS thanks Charlie Sufana, AJ9N for the above information.]


Satellite Shorts from All Over

+ AMSAT Argentina Announces new ISS SSTV Diploma

To obtain this diploma, radio amateurs (Argentine or worldwide) must 
receive, record and upload at least 15 SSTV images obtained as 
transmitted from ISS.  Received images must originate from at least 
two different radio operations, spanning a month or more between 
them. Images received before March 1st, 2019 do not apply.
For complete information see: http://amsat.org.ar?f=9

[ANS thanks AMSAT Argentina for the above information.]

+ AMSAT “Dinner at Tickets” Thursday, April 1, 2019

The annual AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.) “Dinner at Tickets”
party will be held Thursday at 1800 EDT at Tickets Pub & Eatery at 7
W. Main St, Fairborn, OH. 

No program or speaker...just good conversation and great company! 
A fine selection of Greek and American food can be ordered from the 
menu. Drinks (beer, wine, sodas and iced tea) are available at the 
bar. Leave room for dessert...there’s an in-house ice cream shop! 

Come as you are. Bring some friends and have a great time the night 
before Hamvention.

+ Mars Calling...It could be You!

An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the 
opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the 
ExoMars programme. People are encouraged to submit a 30-sescond 
sound recording which will be posted on the web site.  The public 
will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite recording.  
Eleven 30-second recording will be stored on a memory chip on the 
landing platform, but only one of the recordings will be 
transmitted back to earth.  The transmission will be used as a test
of the landing platform's ability to successfully transmit telemetry.
Full information is can be seen at: 

[ANS thanks the European Space Agency for the above information.]

+ Rocket Lab DARPA R3D2 Launches March 28, 2019

A video of the successful launch can be viewed at:

[ANS thanks Terry Osborne, ZL2BAC for the above information.]


In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the 
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive 
additional benefits. Application forms are available from the 
AMSAT office.

Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership at
one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the 
student rate for a maximum of six post-secondary years in this 

Contact Martha at the AMSAT office for additional student 
membership information.

This week's ANS Editor,
Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
n1uw at amsat dot org

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