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RE: AMSAT Journal info

Appreciate your input. I have purchased the book you recommend as well as
the book "Getting Started" from the AMSAT Store.

But I am still looking for copies of the Journal from 2000 to present.

Anyone have an link or source as to where I may obtain these? If there is a
link on the AMSAT site, I can't find it.

Paul P

-----Original Message-----
From: John Heath [mailto:johnheath@easynet.co.uk] 
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 2:50 AM
To: Paul Proefrock
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Journal info

Hi Paul,
 Welcome to the satellite end of the hobby.
 Its the best bit !!!
The bb will keep you updated on all happenings.
Also a great source of technical help.

I suggest you browse the Amsat NA site, it has everything you need. If you 
want a superb book get The Radio Amateurs Satellite Handbook by Martin 
Davidoff K2UBC. I use mine all the time, good practical info and a great 

To get started, see what radio capabilities. 70cms,2m,FM,SSB etc and check 
out which satellites you can use.
Putting the satellite name into Google will often take you to a web site 
written by a person who is regularly on that satellite so you get some good 
practical tips.
Suggest you listen to a few passes to get the hang of things before you try 
a QSO.  The big benefit of satellite working is that you hear your own 
signal coming back so you can tell if you are on frequency and making it 
into the satellite. K5OE and G6LVB have excellent construction stuff on 
their sites if you like to make antennas.

Have fun and perhaps see you on the birds.

73 John g7hia 
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