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Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle



Joe,

Ironically, our small local club of about 20 hams has two AMSAT Field 
Ops as members (KL7XJ and myself), but you are correct with your 
assessment:  Probably less than 50% of licensed hams ever turn on a 
ham radio.  Out of that how many are interested in satellite 
operation?  How many of them are AMSAT members, and how many AMSAT 
members actually are active stations?  And of the members and active 
operators, how many contribute anything extra?  Its a hobby - totally 
digressionary!

Well, that is the nature of reality.

Ed

At 07:58 AM 12/15/2007, Joe wrote:
>3/4 million hams,  but  think about it.  How many if you were to do a
>search of your "County" of the total amount of hams.  How many ever show
>up to a meeting?
>And of those that do actually show up to meetings,  how many actually do
>anything as a club?
>
>the percentages is sad, but very few of us actually do anything
>"Extra",  and when it comes to money,  ha!  good luck..
>
>So,  I'd say  AMSAT  is doing an awesome job  with the available funds.
>
>Joe WB9SBD
>
>Fred A Parker wrote:
>
> >Just a suggestion, Has Amsat explored the idea of hiring a 
> professional to help in some of the day to management and fund 
> raising?   When Amsat has a potential consumer base of 700,000 
> hams.    If things were done right money should be no 
> problem.    Amsat needs to do a better job of selling 
> itself.   Then money should be no problem.
> >Fred
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73,
Ed - KL7UW
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