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Re: Cling on!.



Have you made a donation to AMSAT-NA?  Are you a member?  Did you read 
the report in the last several AMSAT Journals?  If more would donate not 
only time but a few $$$, then your problem would be history and we would 
be listening to/for it.

73,
Jim
AMSAT  #31517

David Goncalves wrote:

>Alas! I've pressed the send button before going through my 2-3 revisions!
>Why did gmail put the save button next to the send button?! Oh, no - you
>guys are seeing a really raw email...I really do apologize. I usually write
>these emails when I get fired up, and edit them down for calmness.
>
>Well, let me fill in where I missed parts...
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>>I can understand that details certain components
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>...that details of some components and systems may be subcontracted or off
>the shelf with restricted documentation. So, perhaps like the nice block
>diagrams in the back of the Satellite Handbook, we could get block diagrams,
>status indicators for subsystems, and design specs for most of the
>components. I bet there are a many folks in AMSAT that have the time and
>experience to handle this web work. I encourage anybody out there to contact
>the Eagle team to offer their services to them. Or, at least, a monthly
>status report, a couple paragraphs? (Or, maybe I'm just not seeing them)
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> It is 2006, guys. The internet age even. The folks working on Eagle got the
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>>idea somewhat. It should be more like when you 'sponsor a child overseas',
>>where you get some word back from them about their progress. It is going to
>>take alot of donations to get the satellite done, give us something more in
>>return - let us in!
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>I'm sorry Eagle team. This was a particular rough bit I was going to take
>out. See my comments above.
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> I think the P3E folks could publish info just using Notepad and a plain
> website instead of waiting for some software to get completed.
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>I'm half-serious about this bit, I laugh when I say it. Is it that hard to
>use notepad (or even better, Netscape Composer) to keep a status page up to
>date? Just a outsider's opinion - I'm not in AMSAT-DL, nor a donor to the
>project.
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>Lastly, the project I mentioned above, the RAFT radar transponder, is
>published at:
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>www.qsl.net/w1euj/
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>And you can blame me for being a hypocrite, because I have not uploaded the
>latest documents. Flames are expected and invited. And, if somebody out
>there does see something we missed or should consider, I am very interested
>in hearing about it. Faraday rotation has already been covered.
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>David Goncalves
>W1EUJ
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