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Re: Reminder of the AMSAT Mission



Emergency communications would be part of the "We work in partnership with 
government, industry, educational institutions and fellow amateur radio 
societies." statement. The hope is that it would provide additional funding 
for building and launching a satellite to some orbit that is above a LEO, 
since we cannot do it alone. Furthermore, emergency communications is the 
first thing mentioned in Part 97.1, describing the basis and purpose of the 
entire amateur radio service, of which the amateur satellite service is a 
part. It is a primary reason the government provides an amateur service, and 
might be a good thing to support if you are looking for possible government 
support.

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/news/part97/

§97.1 Basis and purpose.
The rules and regulations in this Part are designed to provide an amateur 
radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following 
principles:

(a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the 
public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with 
respect to providing emergency communications.

(b) Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute 
to the advancement of the radio art.

(c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which 
provide for advancing skills in both the communications and technical phases 
of the art.

(d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of 
trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.

(e) Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance 
international goodwill.

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Busch" <tom@bloomington.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:03 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Reminder of the AMSAT Mission


> Nowhere in there is mention of emergency communication.  Yet it pops up
> again and again on the Eagle and Namaste boards.
>
> AMSAT should stick to its mission.
>
> TomB
>
> Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>> Just as a reminder....Drew
>>
>> AMSAT is a non-profit volunteer organization which designs, builds and
>> operates experimental satellites and promotes space education. We work in
>> partnership with government, industry, educational institutions and 
>> fellow
>> amateur radio societies. We encourage technical and scientific 
>> innovation,
>> and promote the training and development of skilled satellite and ground
>> system designers and operators.
>>
>> Our Vision is to deploy high earth orbit satellite systems that offer 
>> daily
>> coverage by 2009 and continuous coverage by 2012. AMSAT will continue 
>> active
>> participation in human space missions and support a stream of LEO 
>> satellites
>> developed in cooperation with the educational community and other amateur
>> satellite groups.
>>
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