[ans] ANS-079 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

Frank Karnauskas n1uw at gokarns.com
Thu Mar 19 16:02:44 UTC 2020


AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
ANS-079

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In this edition:

* AMSAT President Urges Members to Renew/Donate Now

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-079
ANS-079 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 079.01
>From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE March 19, 2020
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-079.01

AMSAT President Urges Members to Renew/Donate Now

AMSAT President Clayton Coleman, W5PFG has put out a call for new and 
renewing AMSAT members to act now and register online.  

Coleman says, "All things considered, cancellation of Hamvention 2020 
was the right thing to do and we recognize the difficult decision 
that the Dayton Amateur Radio Association Executive Committee had to 
make.

"The cancellation of Hamvention will have a dramatic effect on the 
well-being of many vendors and associations that serve the Amateur 
Radio community.  AMSAT is no exception.  Hamvention has always been 
a major fund-raising tool for both recruiting and renewing members 
as well as selling AMSAT branded merchandise, software, books and 
antennas.  The loss of this important venue has the potential to 
adversely affect the projects that AMSAT has underway already and 
planned for the months and years ahead.

"This is a very exciting time for Amateur Radio in Space with the new 
Interoperable Radio System for ARISS, the GOLF satellite program, 
updating member services and launching our Youth Initiative.  It has 
been many years since we have seen this kind of excitement and 
interest in space communications.  We would hate to lose that 
momentum and fall behind.

"I am asking everyone to act now and join or renew their AMSAT 
membership NOW while it is on our minds.  Your immediate willingness 
to act will help strengthen AMSAT and help ensure our mission of 
'Keeping Amateur Radio in Space'.  There are membership 
opportunities for everyone to consider:

- Basic Membership from $44
- Student Membership from $22
- Additional Household Memberships from $22
- School and Club Memberships from $80
- QRO Membership from $80
- Lifetime Membership $880 (or only $74/mo. For twelve months)"

Coleman also adds, "And, while you're at it, don't be afraid to kick 
in a few extra dollars with a one-time or sustaining donation to 
AMSAT's general operating fund.  Especially appreciated are those 
Amateurs who can make an extra difference by contributing to the 
President's Club with contributions of $120 or more.  Whatever you 
can contribute, please understand that every dollar counts.

"Additionally, with Hamvention's cancellation, we lost the 
opportunity to personally greet and thank all of AMSAT's membership 
and to share our enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  Watch for 
upcoming news on our plans and launches for 2020. We'll be talking 
soon."

[ANS thanks Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, AMSAT President for
the above information]

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   Memberships, both new and renewals, as well as can be made at:

                   https://www.amsat.org/shop 

            For a limited time, AMSAT is making the 
           "Getting Started With Amateur Satellites" 
   book available for a limited time as a download with any paid 
      new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store!

                   Make your online donations at:

                   https://www.amsat.org/donate


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In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive 
additional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT 
Office.

73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,

This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

Frank Karnauskas, N1UW
n1uw at amsat dot org



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