SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-062.01 ANS Special Bulletin: March 3 Marks AMSAT's 40th Anniversary
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 062.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
March 3, 2009 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-062.01
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: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/AboutAmsat/documents/incorporation.php
You can see a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation at: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/AboutAmsat/documents/certificate.php
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]