jerome, F4DXV, will be operating from a 1500M summit in JN15jo on
Monday, 19 October at 2000UTC on RS-44 specifically for North America.
The operation has been planned around the coverage of this specific pass
such that much of eastern North America will have an excellent chance
for a contact with this rare grid.
The last 200M of elevation to the summit is on foot. Jerome will arrive
at the summit in daylight but will make the descent back to the road
after this pass in darkness. Weather may also be an issue. This is not
a walk on the beach.
Jerome is an experienced operator and will do his best to work everyone
that can hear him. Good Luck.
73, John K8YSE
I am uplinking a qrp cw (attended) beacon on 145.900 today onto AO7 mode A, and would appreciate any swl reports, it's a bit chirpy! Will e-qsl too.
I plan to uplink at around 14:40 (east of me)and also 16:32 (west) local time.
Abbreviations and acronyms are a real headache for me from time to time. I was told that in the past the AMSAT Journal sometimes printed a table of abbreviations used frequently. I have some Journals from Sept/Oct 2019 to current issue, but do not include such table.
Is there such table available and where may I find it, please?
I listen to Saturday's Symposium and was overwhelmed with the terms used. I wrote down and looked up later a few of the terms. I realize that it probably take time to learn, but a list or table would help!
Thanks, and 73 to all.
Gerald "Jerry" Payton AB5R
I'm excited for the upcoming year at AMSAT. Congratulations to our new
Officers and recently installed Directors. It's a great team. There is no
shortage of opportunities for growth at AMSAT. If you are contemplating
volunteering at AMSAT, there has never been a greater time.
I appreciate each of you who've reached out to me over the past year with
words of support and encouragement.
Immediate Past President (2020), AMSAT
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ANS-292.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 292.02
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE October 18, 2020
To All RADIO AMATEURS
* AMSAT Board of Directors Elects Robert Bankston, KE4AL, President
At its annual meeting, the AMSAT Board of Directors elected Robert
Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, AL, President, succeeding Clayton Coleman,
W5PFG. Bankston is a Life Member of AMSAT and has previously served
as Treasurer and Vice-President User Services, as well as volunteering
in several other capacities for AMSAT, including the development and
launch of AMSAT’s online member portal and chairing the 2018 AMSAT
Space Symposium held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, in
Huntsville, Alabama. He also is an ARRL Life Member and holds an
Extra Class license.
Immediate Past President Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, said “It has been
both a joy and privilege to serve as President of AMSAT in 2020. In
what has been a rather difficult year for many individuals in amateur
radio, AMSAT, through its many supportive members, volunteers, and
donors, has continued course on our vision of Keeping Amateur Radio in
Space. With our initiatives such as modernizing the AMSAT office with
a self-service member portal and the Linear Transponder Module, the
organization has moved forward. With the talented and capable
individuals sitting on AMSAT’s new Board and its Officers, I am
confident in a bright future ahead for AMSAT and the amateur radio
Other officers elected by the Board were:
• Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, of Washington, DC, as Executive Vice President
• Jerry Buxton, N0JY, of Granbury, TX, as Vice-President - Engineering
• Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, of Brooksville, FL, as Vice President -
• Jeff Davis, KE9V, of Muncie, IN, as Secretary
• Steve Belter, N9IP, of West Lafayette, IN, as Treasurer
• Martha Saragovitz, of Silver Spring, MD, as Manager
• Alan Johnston, KU2Y, of Philadelphia, PA, as Vice President -
• Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, of Burnsville, MN, as Vice President -
[ANS thanks the AMSAT Board of Directors 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 addi-
tional benefits. President's Club donations may be made at
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 stu-
dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/
73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org