850 Sligo Ave. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Launch Pad Return

Thanks very much for viewing the AMSAT Volunteer Survey. It's designed to identify your interests and skills, with the hope that we can see how you might best participate in the amateur satellite program.

This version of the new Survey is designed to be completed, and takes only a few minutes to fill out. When you submit it, the form will be electronically mailed to the volunteer coordinator.

AMSAT currently especially needs volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Accounting and/or Bookkeeping- particulary if you have experience in using QuickBooks
  • Marketing - if you can help recruit advertisers for AMSAT.ORG, but even more important, we have some co-marketing ideas to work out.
  • Translators - if you speak a language other than English, help translate critical areas of the website into other languages.
  • Technical Support - both for the web site and for technical questions
  • Technical Writers - we are always interested in new articles for the web site and the Journal
  • Programming - primarily PIC, AVR and 1601 code

Thanks, and we look forward to receiving it back from you.

Perry Klein, W3PK
AMSAT Vice-President, Government Liaison
and Founding President Emeritus

AMSAT depends on volunteers to succeed in the amateur-satellite program.

Can you help?

Please let us know how by completing this on-line Volunteer Survey to volunteer@amsat.org This information is for AMSAT official use only and will not be released outside of AMSAT.

Name and Callsign*:
AMSAT Member (Number)?
State (or Prov.):
ZIP or Postal Code:
Email address*:

Best Phone Number*:
Other Phone:

Estimated hours you can volunteer per week?*
Other Special Training?
If Student, Major:
Additional Comments:

In the following areas, please select your level of experience. You don't have to be experienced. If you are willing to learn just indicate you are a beginner.
Design and Construction:
100 VHF Circuit Design
110 Microwave RF Design
115 Microwave RF device fabrication and checkout
120 RF PC board layout
125 RF PC board fabrication and checkout
130 VHF or microwave Antenna Design, Fabrication, testing
140 Embedded control computer system & digital design
145 Spacecraft control computer fabrication and checkout
150 Control software creation
160 Digital or analog PC Board Layout
165 PC board fabrication and checkout
168 Quality assurance
200 Spacecraft Mechanical Design & Analysis
210 Thermal Design & Analysis
220 Spacecraft Stabilization System Design
230 Propulsion System Design
240 Metal-working
250 Spacecraft cabling design and fabrication
255 Spacecraft checkout
Spacecraft Operation, Control and Monitoring:
300 Digital signal processing, signal and modulation techniques
305 Communications systems design
310 Orbital Analysis
315 Telemetry retrieval
320 Creation of spacecraft performance analysis software
322 Spacecraft performance analysis
325 Spacecraft control and maintenance
330 Project documentation and technical writing
335 Interface management and control
340 Satellite command station
345 Spacecraft data archiving
348 Design or production of reproducible ground stations
Operating Interests:
400 VHF Satellite Operation
410 Microwave Satellite Operation
440 School & Other Satellite Demonstrations
450 Planning or coordinating demonstrations
460 HF nets or bulletin stations
465 VHF-FM nets or bulletin stations
470 EME (List ie, what bands?):
480 Digital Modes ( List - ie, PSK31, packet?)
490 Construction of your own equipment. (What have you built?):
499 Others (spread-spectrum, ATV or SSTV):
Administrative Assistance:
500 Fundraising
510 Legal, especially Copyright, Patents, Trademark,corporate, trusts or estates
520 Help with The AMSAT Journal and otherAMSAT publications
525 Journal layout or graphics (Any access to publishing or printing facilities?)
530 Ad design and sales
540 Translation (what languages?):
550 Administration, correspondence
552 Serving as Area Coordinator
555 Helping at hamfests
556 Speaking to radio clubs
557 Helping hams get on the satellites
558 Education liaison (with whom?):
560 Database Management (membership, surveys, financial, etc.)
570 Video production and editing
580 Photography
590 Web Site Design
591 Web Programming (PHP, Perl)
592 SQL Database Programming (MySQL, Oracle)
593 Graphic Arts
595 Web-casting
597 Regulatory liaison (with whom?):
598 Sales, advertising and public relations
Finance and Accounting:
600 Bookkeeping
610 Accounting
620 Auditing
630 Financial management and investment planning

Do you have any special resources or contacts that might benefit AMSAT? (Examples might be machining, assembling, printed-circuit fabrication or test facilities you might have access to.)

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