[amsat-bb] New to satellites or seasoned operator

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Thu Jul 21 21:58:00 UTC 2016

Speaking of awards, can anyone confirm that  


is for real? I sent in my log and $5 a while ago and haven't heard back
from them.

Steve AI9IN 

On 2016-07-21 16:55, Bruce wrote:

> If you are new to satellites or even a seasoned operator, AMSAT has a variety of awards for you.
> The first is the Satellite Communicator's Club - This award is for making your very first satellite contact. No QSL card is required. Simply apply for it at the AMSAT online store and then drop an email to me that you purchased the award. In the comments of the award, enter the station you worked and date/time.
> The next award is the Satellite Communication Achievement Award - This award is for making 20 contacts with different states/ve call areas/dxcc entities. Sorry, you cannot use Hawaii and Alaska for a DXCC entity and a state. We will count them both as states. This award does require you to send copies of your QSL cards or screen shots of your LoTW contact.
> Add another 40 states/ve call areas/dxcc entities to your original 20 above and you earn the Sexagesimal Award for 60 contacts.
> Then add another 40 states/ve call areas/dxcc entities and you get the Century Award for 100 contacts.
> AMSAT also has the South Africa Satellite Communication Achievement Award - This is for 25 contacts with any station, any where (all can be from your same city, state or country if you like). These contacts must be made on phase 2 LEO satellites.
> The final AMSAT Award is the Robert W. Barbee Jr. (W4AMI) Satellite Operator Achievement Award - To earn this award you must have made 1,000 contacts with any station on any satellite (multiple contacts with the same station is allowed if on different days or different satellites). Endorsements are provided for each 1,000 contacts and a special certificate is issued for your 5,000th contact.
> To see all the awards and see who has earned each visit http://www.amsat.org  click on Services and then Awards
> Do not forget awards issued by other groups such as the ARRL VUCC, ARRL DXCC, and ARRL WAS. Then there is the Central States VHF Society Reverse Grid award. Finally the Got Grids award issued by starcommgroup.org
> 73...bruce
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