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Re: JUBILEE and other frustrations

----- Original Message -----
From: <pcalvi@bluewin.ch>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:24 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] JUBILEE and other frustrations
> Honestly, if somebody has put a 45 kg amateur satellite into a 1,500 km
plus orbit and has NOT included a
> transponder,
> then this hobby has really become a joke! What's the weight of a
transponder module? And the cost? What's the
> problem
> in giving us something more like a "real" satellite? (and this is said
with enormous love and affection for the old
> girl - which I use daily - and plenty of respect for HamSat).
> Yes - I am quite angry. We are kept in complete darkness as to real
progress and launch opportunities for P3E -
> something I have repeatedly and completely uselessly complained about
several times on this BB. I find this
> absolutely
> incredible. I have repeatedly said that I have the utmost respect for the
work of AMSAT DL and I am quite keen to
> support it financially, bit I cannot see any reason for this total
blackout on communication, which has been going
> on
> since the beginning of the project. I appreciate that AMSAT DL themselves
must be quite uncertain, but the DO TELL
> US,
> for God's sake! Keep us informed on negotiations, progress, prospects.
That fuels enthusiasm, attracts resources
> and
> somewhat cures frustration. We live on tiny bits of information - mostly
speculations and rumours. How is this
> possible?
> And now, talking about frustration, somebody invest considerable resources
to put a new bird in orbit and do not
> include a transponder? Tell me that's not true, PLEASE.
> 73. Piero
> ________________________
> Piero Calvi-Parisetti MM0TWX
> currently also HB9DSU
> for music, Ham Radio and more
> visit http://www.chmusiq.com/ham
Hi Piero, HB9DSU

The future will be again bright for all of us and for the Amateur Satellite
Service only when tanks to AMSAT-DL P3-E will be placed in orbit.

Be patient and prepare for the future.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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