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Dee:
You make an interesting comment about 2.4 GHz scaring people.  I really 
think the cheap downconverters and small/cheap antennas are an ASSET 
that we should exploit in our "marketing" efforts.

Are we doing something wrong??

Where in NJ are you?  I have in-laws there, visit often, would love to 
eyeball.

73,
Jim
wb4gcs@amsat.org


Dee wrote:
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Nominations for the AMSAT Board of Directors - 
> REPLY -
> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 18:55:32 -0400
> From: Dee <morsesat@optonline.net>
> To: Jeff Griffin <kb2m@arrl.net>
> CC: amsat-bb@AMSAT.org
> References: <BOEAIDJFKDNIJMPBPLOMMEHCDIAA.rwmcgwier@comcast.net> 
> <000401c334dc$e914a680$0100005a@malcolm> 
> <001001c334e4$e1ae7300$0301a8c0@THESTICKS>
> 
> 
> 
> Jeff,
> I am one of the NJ Co-ordinators.  If you haven't heard of me, then you 
> haven't been to any local hamfests.  I personally do NOT have tons of 
> money to give away.  I do have some time.  I lend myself out to hamfests 
> for AMSAT and sell the trinkets etc.  I bring in a modest amount but my 
> yearly total adds up to a generous donation from a talk at a ham club or 
> hamfest proceeds.  Yes, we do need more "tangible" things for Hams to 
> touch and feel so they can buy.  I always get the comments as on the 
> amsat bb about expensive this and that and how AMSAT doesn't want to fly 
> the modes that they already spent money to use. I prove differently 
> about the cost to operate AO-40.
> The comments I saw today on the bb reflector have all hit home.  We must 
> listen to the general membership with money coming from them as a 
> catalyst to get us to respond more with their wishes.  Everyone I speak 
> with has a story and most point to putting up a mode they have 
> familiarity with (B?  V/U?).  2 user sats are not the answer to everything.
> I was very surprised to see the survey of hams on AO-40 relative to 
> country.  This indicates to me that it's use is not accepted as well as, 
> say AO-13 was.   Goodness knows how easy it is to receive AO-40, 
> however, using 2.4 ghz scares people. It is magic to most.
> My ramblings could go on but I just wish we had a magic item to gather 
> moneys with.  Yes, I don't agree all the time with the board (Kings of 
> AMSAT), but like you, I feel obligated to help in the way I can.  Choose 
> wisely with BOD nominations.  I choose those that use their "ears" the 
> most.!?!
> 73,
> Dee Interdonato, NB2F
> 
> Jeff Griffin wrote:
> 
>>  I just made a decision here in SNJ. I usually do field day with a 
>> group of
>> my friend's, about 30 miles north of here. About a month ago a club(whose
>> local policies, I don't agree with) south of here asked me to do Field 
>> day
>> with them. I was talking to the group over the last few day's and 
>> there is a
>> marked interest in working satellites. Much more then my favirote 
>> field day
>> club. Some of you might of heard kc2jpp, and n2jai on the FM bird's 
>> lately.
>> Well this morning I was talking on the local repeater about Bob's 
>> comment's
>> about the $1000 a member, and Bill, n2jai said he doesn't have a 
>> $1000, but
>> he would join and donate maybe a $100. I thought about this, and made the
>> decision to do field day with their group. I've been on travel alot 
>> lately
>> for work, I will also be gone all next week, so were talking FM bird's 
>> only
>> from SNJ this year. I have my Arrow cross yagi, a spare Drake, and a BBQ
>> dish I screened . But I won't have time to get it all together.
>> Even though I don't alway's agree with the AMSAT politics I feel that I
>> have an obligation to support AMSAT. It has been the most satisifing 
>> aspect
>> of the hobby for me since I've been a ham.  If we all did something 
>> similar
>> and say get 5 new members each, some donating, well, you do the math....
>>
>>  Hmmm, anybody against putting up a Trump sponsored satellite? Just a 
>> joke,
>> remember the commercial satellite fiasco a few years ago? Well maybe it's
>> not a joke, it could be switched to public service during hurricane
>> warning's. A possible tax write off for the Casinos? Those guy's are 
>> always
>> looking for niche support at the tables, you know new market's to tap.
>> I know, I'm home recovering from a medical procedure done on my right 
>> foot,
>> and I'm getting bored! Well, my two cent's anyway.....
>>
>> 73 Jeff kb2m
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Malcolm M. Preston" 
>> <malnp2l@attglobal.net>
>> To: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@comcast.net>; "AMSAT-BB"
>> <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 8:33 AM
>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Nominations for the AMSAT Board of Directors -
>> REPLY -
>>
>>
>>  
>>
>>> Bob puts this in good perspective.  I have just finished compiling an
>>>   
>>
>> annual
>>  
>>
>>> donor listing for an upcoming journal and it brought me to two
>>>   
>>
>> conclusions.
>>  
>>
>>> 1) Compared to any organization of our size we are doing a phenomenal 
>>> job
>>>   
>>
>> of
>>  
>>
>>> garnering support over and above dues and 2) $4 million is a lot of 
>>> money.
>>> I know from discussions with many of the board (and potential board)
>>>   
>>
>> members
>>  
>>
>>> that any idea for coming up with the bucks, no matter how far 
>>> fetched, is
>>> seriously addressed and persued.   So keep them coming.
>>>
>>> Mal, NP2L
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@comcast.net>
>>> To: AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>>> Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 11:46 PM
>>> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Nominations for the AMSAT Board of Directors -
>>> REPLY -
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>
>>>> In Canada and U.S., with 300,000,000 people, and 700,000 hams,
>>>> we have only 4000 members. TO fund Eagle, it will cost
>>>> about $1000 per member. That is a hard number to swallow
>>>> and it does not pay a single dime of the office expenses,
>>>> journal expenses, meeting expenses, on and on or cover
>>>> previous satellite expenses/debts.
>>>>
>>>> These are tough times and the people we elect need to be
>>>> serious people.  The facts are, we need a benefactor.
>>>> If you know one, bring them forward.
>>>>
>>>> Bob
>>>> N4HY
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
>>>> Behalf Of Paul Williamson
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 02:36
>>>> To: AMSAT-BB
>>>> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Nominations for the AMSAT Board of Directors -
>>>> REPLY -
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> At 8:38 PM -0400 6/16/03, Gunther Meisse wrote:
>>>>     
>>>>
>>>>> If elected, I will work hard on the establishment of an
>>>>> AMSAT Endowment Foundation, who's sole purpose will be to develop an
>>>>> annual income stream to allow us to build, concurrent, diverse birds,
>>>>> and pay for the rides.
>>>>>       
>>>>
>>>> And where will this money come from?
>>>> 73  -Paul
>>>> kb5mu@amsat.org
>>>> ----
>>>>     
>>>
>>
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