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Re: Original AO-40 sculpture to help launch of AMSAT Echo



Hi,

In reply to your comment, it is an auction! The highest biidder wins, for
Martha to organise this from the office would be unreasonable. Current bid
is $1025, the last time I looked.

As to contributions... Life member, Gold Member of the President's Club and
various individual donations.

Oh, and Editor ANS & AMSAT-UK, work out the cost of that time, Argh!!!!

- Dave
G4DPZ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cliff Buttschardt" <cbuttsch@kcbx.net>
To: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
Cc: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Original AO-40 sculpture to help launch of AMSAT
Echo


> Dave, WB6LLO and I have been in agreement for years and this message is
> just another one illustrating that.  I would like to add that I simply
> can not understand the notion of buying something on EBay when direct
> donation to AMSAT for either Echo or preferably  Eagle is so effective!
> Cliff K7RR
>
> Dave Guimont wrote:
> >
> > >At 11:30 PM 1/21/04 +0000, "Dave Johnson" <webmaster@badgersoft.com>
wrote:
> > >>Hi,
> > >>
> > >>I've just bid $500 max for this on eBay, would anyone care to match
it?
> > >>
> > >>Lets get ECHO lanched, then we can move onto Eagle, my threepenneth!
> > >
> > >I'm sure glad someone else wants Eagle. I thought I was the only one.
> >
> > Nope! There are tons of us out here, but the REAL COMMUNICATORS
communicate
> > on the real satellites!  Unfortunately we only have two at the present
time
> > O7 and O40.
> >
> > One can easily see that the ONLY communications the other users have is
the
> > reflector.  Quite obviously, they are unable to have any real
> > communications on what is left...It is all done on here!!  Take a look
at
> > the frequent users in the archives, and read those messages, if there
are
> > any doubts...
> >
> > I got on the first FM voice (read 2-user bird) satellite we had, and was
> > promptly chewed out by some johnny-come-lately because I was actually
> > holding a conversation!!  I listened for a few other pssses. and after
> > hearing all the ridiculous interference problems, that resulted in
nothing
> > but bickering, I never touched them again except for the digital
ones....
> >
> > I guess when I got into amateur radio 53 years ago I got into the bad
habit
> > of actually holding converstions, real communications.  And I still
really
> > enjoy doing that today when possible....But of course we had to then, no
> > reflectors!!
> >
> > I'm sure the digital portion of Echo will be good, I'm looking forward
to
> > that...
> >
> > One of the appeals for Echo funds, can't remember where I read it, is
> > tantamount to a threat, saying that if we don't contribute to Echo,
Eagle
> > will never get launched...that won't get a nickel out of me..
> >
> > What happens to the donations that are earmarked for Eagle??  Who gets
those??
> >
> >             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
> >                     Disagree: I learn....
> >
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