[amsat-bb] Download link issue for "Getting Started with Amateur Satellites"

Rick Walter wb3csy at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 04:48:37 UTC 2015

John, I had the exact same problem using the same set-up while renewing my membership. Never thought to try adding the correct suffix to what it was allowing me to download. There would no reason to even try it. I'm surprised you discovered it. The webpage told me it was getting "get". I did receive prompt help from a nice gentlemen who is a prominent official of AMSAT on this list and every thing turned out well. My renewal was already taken out of my credit card but every time I go back and check my account at the AMSAT store, it says "processing". One more thing, being a member for many years, when I tried to log into the store to renew, it no longer knew me. I had to create a new account using my same e-mail and password I always had and it was happy. The last thing I purchased was the broadband pre-amp which was not that long ago! . Still says order processing when I checked the AMSAT store this morning. Don't know what it is processing, they were paid and I have the e-book. I sure hope I see my membership (expires end of November) renewed for another year. 

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> On Oct 10, 2015, at 9:46 PM, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> As a heads up to anyone trying to download this after getting a new
> membership, the link (at least for me on Firefox on Windows 7) does
> not provide the full file name, only "Getting". Importantly, it
> doesn't have pdf as the extension. If you just add that to the file
> after downloading it, it will open fine.
> Thanks everyone for all your work.
> John, KG4AKV
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