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Re: Thank You



Well said! And, I would add thank to all the members and those that made
donations, for which this would not have been possible either.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Harlan Technologies - publisher of
OSCAR Satellite Report - OSR@hampubs.com
Amateur Television Quarterly - ATVQ@hampubs.com
http://www.hampubs.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "John DiStefano" <ke3su1@home.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 4:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Thank You


> I wish to thank the numerous people involved with the development,
> manufacturing and support of AO-40.  Starting with many designers and
> builders of the hardware, such as the people making the transmitters and
> receivers, along with the scope camera and IHU / RUDAK units.  The people
in
> machine shops making items such as the heat pipe clamps and battery
> hold-downs.  The builders in Florida, who at times spent 18 hour days at
the
> facility working on P3D.  They are so many builders around the world, who
> worked on this project on their own time and at their own expense, not to
> mention the travel to meetings and the like, I can't fit them all in this
> message.  But I can't forget to mention the support people.  People like
> Martha, in Amsat's office, and Bill Tynan, Keith Baker, Robin Haighton
along
> with Tom Clark, Dick Daniels, Stan Wood, Ken Ernandes, and I could keep on
> going.  Also I can't forget the people who hit the hamfest, and club
> meetings asking for those donations, Barry Baines and the Area
Coordinators,
> along with so many others.  And finally the command stations, with special
> mention to North Americas command station Stacey Mills, M.D. (I will use
his
> professional title he worked so hard for).  Stacey is a medical doctor who
> took it upon himself to study rocket science for love of the hobby.  He
did
> such a fine job of learning the science; he was made a command station.
> This satellite is not about hardware and software; it's about people
helping
> people.  So many people from all walks of life, coming together, not for
> money, this is a hobby they don't get paid.  So I give you, all of you, a
> BIG THANK YOU.
> John, KE3SU
>
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