June 2, 2002

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AMSAT-NA Editorial Changes

AMSAT-NA President Robin Haighton, VE3FRH, recently released the following information to ANS:

It is with deep regret that I have received the resignation of Russ Tillman, K5NRK, as AMSAT-NA Journal Editor and Vice President of Publications.

Russ has spent an amazing seven years as Journal Editor, and the May/June 2002 issue will be his final one.

During these seven years, Russ has completely transformed the Journal layout. Together with members of his editorial team, the majority of the Journal work is now done using up-to-date electronic means.

In recognizing the years that Russ has spent as editor (longer than any previous editor), the Board of Directors of AMSAT-NA, our Officers and members owe Russ a great deal of gratitude for his years of hard work and effort, that he, together with the Journal editorial team, have put into the AMSAT-NA Journal. Thank you Russ!

Following his resignation, I am pleased to announce that Dan James, NN0DJ, will assume the position of Journal editor, moving from his current position of AMSAT News Service bulletin editor, a job he has held for almost 4 years. Dan will start his new duties with the July/August edition of the Journal. ANS 160 will be his last ANS effort.

This means that AMSAT-NA is in need of person(s) to carry on the excellent work of ANS. My initial thought is that it may be time to try a "team approach" to ANS, where several people would take turns in producing ANS a week at a time (or something similar). This would make the weekly ANS production far easier from each individuals point of view.

I ask that anyone who may be interested in helping in this area to please e-mail us with their expressions of interest.

Dan currently spends 4-6 hours weekly preparing ANS for release. The new ANS editor and team members should have good computer skills and the ability to perform grammatical edits and technical oversight on draft articles.

The ANS team must also have the ability to identify and acquire potential stories from the AMSAT membership (and a variety of other sources).

Finally, the ability to coordinate with our other AMSAT organizational elements is absolutely essential.

Dan has assured me that assistance in training the chosen person(s), and help in "bringing them up to speed" will be provided.

Can you help? Please reply to

Robin Haighton, VE3FRH
President, AMSAT-NA

[ANS thanks AMSAT-NA President Robin Haighton, VE3FRH, for this for this information]

ANS in Brief

ANS news in brief this week includes the following:

Weekly Satellite Report

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This week's AMSAT News Service bulletins were edited by AMSAT  News Service editor Dan James, NN0DJ.