AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN ANS-153
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In this edition:
* Newly Revised 2020 Digital Edition of “Getting Started with Amateur Satellites” Now Available
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-153.01 ANS-153 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 153.01 From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD. DATE June 1, 2020 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-153.01
Newly Revised 2020 Digital Edition of “Getting Started with Amateur Satellites” Now Available
The 2020 edition of AMSAT's "Getting Started with Amateur Satellites" is now available on the AMSAT store. A perennial favorite, Getting Started is updated every year with the latest amateur satellite infor- mation, and is the premier primer of satellite operation. This definitive reference is written for the new satellite operator, but includes discussions for the experienced operator who wishes to review the features of amateur satellite communications. The new operator will be introduced to the basic concepts and terminology unique to this mode. Additionally, there are many practical tips and tricks to ensure making contacts, and to sound like an experienced satellite operator in the process. The book is presented in DRM-free PDF format, in full color, and covers all aspects of making your first contacts on a ham radio satellite.
Joining the cover art for the first time this year is a depiction of the next generation of AMSAT satellites - AMSAT's GOLF series of 3U CubeSats.
The digital download is available for $15 at https://tinyurl.com/2020GettingStarted
[ANS thanks the AMSAT Office for the above information]
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73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM n8hm at amsat dot org