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Re: AMSAT history





I am nostalgic, though.  I well remember my first Oscar QSOs in the 
1970s, the sadness of the P3A launch failure followed by the success of 
AO-10.  Then came the early UoSATs and Jeff Ward's UoSAT-2 (UO-11) 
Packet gateway, Pacsats and involvement with UoSAT-3 and 4 (the infamous 
VITASAT, half amateur/half 'commercial').  And on it went through 
AO-13's launch, which I managed to get telecast live on C-SPAN.

Unlike Bob, these days I'm totally out of the satellite business for 
work or play.   I've donated all of my AMSAT publications, videos and 
the like to the Historic Electronics Museum south of Baltimore.

What's left are great memories and continued friendships!

73,
Eric W3DQ (ex- WA6YBT , WD3Q)
Washington, DC

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amsat-bb-request@amsat.org wrote:
> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:30:51 -0500
> From: Bob McGwier <n4hy@idaccr.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT history
> To: Peter Guelzow <peter.guelzow@kourou.de>
> Cc: amsat bb <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <45461AAB.6000700@idaccr.org>
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> Peter:
>
> We are all getting older.  I find I am more nostalgic than I ever believed I could be.  May be it is the current launch environment that has me wanting to go back to the "good old days".
>
> 73's
> Bob
> N4HY
>
>
> Peter Guelzow wrote:
>   
>> Bob,
>>
>> great pictures - thank you!!  
>>
>> Indeed, they give me a few good memories about places I'd like to be and where I have been long time ago..
>> Man, I'm getting old!!!!  ;-)
>>   
>>     
>>> AMSAT has an amazing history.  I find the memories are best aided by photo's because I would otherwise probably forget.  I have taken all of 
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> For the same reason I  started to upload images of various satellite project into the AMSAT-DL Gallery at:
>>
>> http://www.amsat-dl.org/pic/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=312
>>
>> Got stuck somewhere, but will continue when time permits...
>>
>> 73s Peter
>>
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