AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
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* AMSAT Office Closed Until Further Notice
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ANS-083.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 083.02
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE March 23, 2020
To All RADIO AMATEURS
AMSAT Office Closed Until Further Notice
Due to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's order closing all non-essential
businesses in the State of Maryland in response to the COVID-19 pan-
demic, the AMSAT office is closed until further notice, effective to-
day at 5:00pm EDT.
While the office is closed, AMSAT will continue to accept new and
renewal memberships. However, membership packets will not be mailed
until the office reopens. T-shirts, hats, and other items stocked in
the office will also not be available until the office reopens. Dig-
ital downloadable content, including SatPC32 and MacDoppler will re-
main available from the AMSAT store. Antenna, name badge, and awards
orders will be forwarded for processing.
The March/April issue of The AMSAT Journal will be produced on time.
However, it may only be possible to publish it in digital format. Stay
tuned for further updates.
Any questions about memberships, orders, or office operations can be
sent to info at amsat.org
. Please note that no mail or phone service
will be available until the office reopens. Vendors billing AMSAT for
goods or services may email the above address to arrange payment.
[ANS thanks the AMSAT office 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. Application forms are available from the AMSAT
73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org