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If you are visiting the AMSAT website as a way of expanding your mailing list or to collect information about our members, do not use this site for that purpose. This site was created to help people interested in building, using and enjoying amateur radio satellites and space topics. The compilation of this data is protected by Internet copyright law and may not be downloaded or used or otherwise copied without advance, written, and express permission. You may request exceptions to this rule by contacting AMSAT, however it is advised you read our privacy policy prior to doing so. Exceptions to our privacy policy should not be expected.

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