I recently joined the AMSAT Ambassador program. I’m excited for the opportunity to share my love of satellite communications with others in the hopes that they too will explore this fascinating aspect of ham radio. AMSAT is a non-profit volunteer organization which designs, builds and operates experimental satellites and promotes space education. The ambassador program allows for volunteers to educate fellow hams and the general public about amateur radio in space. This additionally includes mentoring fellow hams in their quest for there first QSO through a satellite. It’s not the most straightforward thing to make contact through a satellite, and having someone to aid you understand the basics is a valuable resource to utilize. I have a few ideas that I’m working on that’ll allow me to share more about AMSAT and amateur radio in space. Be on the lookout for some presentation in the next few weeks.