[amsat-bb] Special Membership Offer for Fox-1A launch expiring December 31, 2015

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Dec 16 03:16:06 UTC 2015

We've welcomed dozens of new members since the AO-85 launch with our offer of “Getting Started With The Amateur Satellites” as a free PDF with membership in AMSAT, but this offer will come to an end on December 31st, 2015. Point your browser to http://store.amsat.org/catalog/index.php?cPath=32 and help AMSAT keep amateur radio in space, and get a free e-book as a thank you.

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-VP Operations

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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Glasbrenner
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 2:44 PM
To: amsat-bb
Subject: [amsat-bb] Special Membership Offer for Fox-1A launch on October 8, 2015

>From http://www.amsat.org/?p=4591

AMSAT’s Fox-1A is set to launch as part of the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) auxillary payload on the NROL-55 mission October 8, 2015 from Vandenburg AFB on an Atlas V vehicle. More details will be released when made available from our launch provider. NRO has released this factsheet about the mission: http://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GRACE_CubeSat_FactSheet.pdf

General information on Fox-1A is available in the downloadable  AMSAT Fox Operating Guide http://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FoxOperatingGuide_May2015_Hi.pdf

FoxTelem software for decoding and submitting telemetry has been made available for download at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=4532 .

As part of the preparations for the launch and activation of this new satellite, AMSAT is making our “Getting Started With The Amateur Satellites” book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store. This offer is only available with purchases completed online, and for only a limited time. A perennial favorite, Getting Started is updated every year with the latest amateur satellite information, and is the premier primer of satellite operation. The 132 page book is presented in PDF format, in full color, and covers all aspects of making your first contacts on a ham radio satellite.

Please take advantage of this offer today by visiting the AMSAT store (http://store.amsat.org/catalog/) and selecting any membership option. While there, check out our other items, including the M2 LEOpack antenna system, AMSAT shirts, hats, and other swag. Thank you, and see you soon on Fox-1A!

73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations
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