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Re: Leo vs. Heo



Kevin,
Great idea- $1.00 to Eagle each time your E-mail contains HEO or LEO.  I know one person that could fund it in a week!!??
73,
Dee, NB2F

----- Original Message -----
From: wa6fwf <wa6fwf@pacbell.net>
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:11 am
Subject: [amsat-bb] Leo vs. Heo

> Hello All,
>  this Heo vs Leo debate really needs to end.
> 
> The Heo group complains that Leo's  don't bring in money, well 
> looking at the fund raising between Echo and Eagle it seems to me 
> that Leo's are more 
> popular, Echo raised its $110k  in a pretty short time which 
> surprised me. 
> 
>  Looking at Eagles fund its pretty pathetic... it seems everyone 
> heard several million needed
> and said well screw that i'm out of here!!! 
> 
> The majority of Eagles cost is in the launch, what if a launch 
> opportunity presented itself for 
> a free ride? then the Heo community would be out of luck since 
> they haven't even raised enough
> to build the sat alone...
> 
> The Leo group complains that Heo's are too hard and Leo  "easy" 
> sats bring in more 
> members,I don't think the membership numbers reflect that, and as 
> many have shown
> its not that hard to work heo's.
> 
> It seems to me both groups have some flaws in their logic...
> 
> Now I personally do not care for Leo's  yet I donated to Echo's 
> launch fund, why? because
> that project needed to be completed to move onto Eagle,a Heo  
> which I really do want.
> 
> I donated last year to Eagle and if things go well this year I 
> will do the same...
> 
> But! It is time to stop crying over if a Leo should or should not 
> have been built and if this BOD or 
> that BOD member did this or that, get over it!!! its in orbit!
> 
> It is time to get Eagles fund moving again so there will be a Heo, 
> if the 3 amigos that love
> to bat this back and forth so much would put in a dollar each time 
> they complained we 
> would have a fleet of sats in no time...
> 
> I hope that  there will always  be both types of sats to 
> accommodate both groups.
> now Please go donate...
> 
> 73
> Kevin
> WA6FWF #19623
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