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Re: Part of a bigger problem!!!



I wonder if the membership wants Eagle. Donations indicate real interest --
not emails. The thermometer is barely moving.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
To: "Luc Leblanc VE2DWE" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 21:13 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Part of a bigger problem!!!


> At 11:04 AM 3/25/05 -0500, VE2DWE wrote:
> >On 25 Mar 2005 at 8:12, Nigel KC8NHF/G8IFF wrote:
> >
> > > I don't think we want him in the UK. He's just a fool who argues about
> > > everything anyone says whilst apparently knowing nothing of the truth.
> >
> >I wrote...
> >
> >I'm always astonish how far simple
> >things can go here on this BB? It is only a BB problem or a part of a
> >more complex problem?
>
>
> It's a Board of Directors problem.  There's only so much money out there
> available in donations for satellite construction.  Not everyone donates.
>
> The board had a project called Eagle, which a lot of us wanted,  and
> knowing that there is only so much money available for projects, they
chose
> to shove a LEO in our face instead of continuing on with the project
> already on the workbench.
>
> Back when we were doing P3E they had a five or six year pledge system that
> members could commit to and when you made your yearly donation, you got a
> little sticker for your certificate.
>
> Just sticking a thermometer on the Amsat home page doesn't seem like the
> Board is overly committed to a fund raising campaign for Eagle.  It's
> certainly not like the massive fund drive we had for AO-40.  It's also
hard
> to drum up money and generate enthusiasm for projects when you can't tell
> if anyone is even working on it.  When people see pictures of modules,
> space frames, antennas, and transponders, or someone holding a soldering
> iron, it gets them excited and they donate.
>
> I wonder if the Board even wants Eagle.
>
>
> KB7ADL
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