Gary B. Rogers, WA4YMZ, AMSAT Area Coordinator for North Carolina, has updated his two very useful documents for satellite beginners.
Working the Easy Sats is an informal introduction to the amateur satellite program, combined with hints on getting started using the more easily accessed satellites. It is 42 pages long, and chock full of specific, useful information aimed at the new satellite enthusiast.
Download in one of these formats:
This document is quite large for reading on-line, so I suggest you download and print it. If you'd rather browse the document on-line, use the .PDF format, since it has some hot links and navigational aids. If you don't already have a .PDF viewer installed, download Acrobat from Adobe.
The Amateur Satellite Resource Guide is a 9-page document concentrating on pointers to sources of detailed information about the amateur satellite program. It's intended to be useful as a handout at a satellite talk or hamfest booth.
Download in PDF format:
This document is intended to be a reference, so again I suggest you download and print it. If you'd rather browse the document on-line, you can (if you have a your browser set up for PDF).
Updated 3 August 1998. Send comments on the documents to Gary Rogers, WA4YMZ, email@example.com. Feedback on this page (or on the PDF conversions) to KB5MU.