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Re: AMSAT goals and futur?




On Feb 15, 2004, at 10:17 PM, Rick Hambly (W2GPS) wrote:

> Money has been raised for Eagle, but not very much considering its
> multi-million dollar cost.  Some subsystems of Eagle have continued to 
> be
> developed including the CAN bus (see the Journal) and the navigation
> sensors. While I favor putting up an Eagle thermometer now, others 
> thought
> it would detract from our Echo campaign so it will go up after the 
> Echo goal
> is reached.  If you don't want to wait just call Martha now and donate 
> to
> the Eagle fund - yes we have an Eagle fund! When the new AMSAT Web 
> store is
> opened (soon, I hope) you will be able to donate to Eagle on line.
>

Rick,

Can you explain why Echo was paid for from the club's reserve money?  
Can we not do the same for Eagle to get it started.  Then ask for 
donations after it has been paid for like Echo?  Perhaps if you don't 
know the answer you can get an another member of the BOD to explain it 
to us.



73
Barry

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