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Re: Re: Financial support



This type of thinking will only kill Amsat and Armature satellites, Amsat
should concentrate on keeping the members it already has and regaining the
members it lost after the disaster of Ao-40

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Willmott" <pwillmott@northrock.bm>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>; "Ken Chaffee,WA1QXR"
<WA1QXR@AMSAT.Org>; "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [amsat-bb] Financial support


> You talk a lot of sense....
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
> To: "Paul Willmott" <pwillmott@northrock.bm>; "Ken Chaffee,WA1QXR"
> <WA1QXR@AMSAT.Org>; "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 5:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [amsat-bb] Financial support
>
>
> > Perhaps we should drop Eagle entirely, divert those funds already
> earmarked to P3E, and build a LEO linear transponder satellite for
> beginners, but not FM, something like RS-10 or RS-12 was. Mode A, or A/B
> perhaps. Ops with a newer 160-to 432 rigs and a 50 dollar HTX-100 could
then
> operate a real satellite without learning all the bad habits and
> disapointments many new users often find UO-14 to be, and can make a
> progression both in complexity and equipment from Mode A to Mode B to Mode
> U/S.
> >
> > I'm sure I'll get lots of comments, hope I can answer some.
> >
> > 73, Drew KO4MA
> > -------Original Message-------
> > From: Paul Willmott <pwillmott@northrock.bm>
> > Sent: 06/17/03 05:55 PM
> > To: "Ken Chaffee,WA1QXR" <WA1QXR@AMSAT.Org>, amsat-bb
<amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Financial support
> >
> > >
> > > There are some of us that do not like the concept of the "President's
> > Club",
> > ... a club which can be considered elitist. Also I prefer to direct my
> > contributions directly to those projects that interest me, ... as I did
> > for
> > P3D. Contributing to a general fund is something I already do through
the
> > dues, ... though I note that this really just pays the running costs of
> > AMSAT, not funding projects, perhaps the BOD should consider raising the
> > dues to include a project contribution.
> >
> > When AMSAT-NA starts a named "Eagle" fund, and advertises it, then I'll
> > support it, but I won't join the "President's Club", ...
> >
> > I fear that the momentum for Eagle is being lost, ... which is not the
> > case
> > for AMSAT-DL's P3Express!
> >
> > Perhaps that is where us high-Earth-orbit folks should be sending the
> > cash!
> >
> > My 2 cents
> > Paul, VP9MU
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Ken Chaffee,WA1QXR" <kenc200@cox.net>
> > To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 3:32 PM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Financial support
> >
> >
> > > Good day to all. I think we should give a great deal of credit to our
> > > President and the Board of Directors for instituting the President's
> > Club
> > > which is a model for, not of, the ARRL's Diamond Club. If each of our
> > > members would contribute at one of the four levels of the President's
> > Club,
> > > we would be much closer to being in a position to build and launch the
> > > satellites we all want. This does not imply that we not explore every
> > avenue
> > > to increase our financial situation, but let's not forget what we have
> > > already. For those of you who subscribe to the AMSAT-BB but are not
> > members
> > > of AMSAT-NA, please consider joining us and contributing your unique
> > talent,
> > > time, and treasure to our efforts. Hope to see you all in Toronto.
> > >
> > >                  73,
> > > Ken Chaffee, WA1QXR
> > > AMSAT Life Member # 472
> > > AMSAT Area Coordinator
> > > for Southern Rhode Island
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