I broke down and joined AMSAT-UK. After all, they are gearing up for launching a few new transponders in the coming year. Nothing against AMSAT-NA (I’m a member there) but my philosophy is if you enjoy a hobby, support it. Both groups are actively pursuing launch options. Just the dues alone barely cover operating costs — never mind the daunting launch costs. Satellites aren’t like HF. There is infrastructure. Don’t be a freeloader.