[amsat-bb] Re: fund raising for Fox

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sun Oct 21 07:30:48 PDT 2012


In many years of my activity on AMSAT-BB I have seen many time
similar proposals never actuated for a good reason...........in a very
short time the activity on the BB board will became "0" and AMSAT
members and non-members will migrate in a new board that will be
created to communicate for free.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "K4FEG" <K4FEG at k4feg.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:46 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] fund raising for Fox

> I propose that AMSAT-NA start charging to post on the BB. My proposal
> goes something like this;
> to be able to post on the AMSAT-BB, the individual posting must link a
> PayPal account or Valid Credit Card that AMSAT-NA can charge each time
> that they post on the BB.
> The fee schedule would be as follows: Members; $1.00 per post,
> Non-members; $1.50 per post, a monthly charge for members of $60.00 per
> month for unlimited posts for that month and non-members a monthly
> charge $100.00 for the same unlimited monthly posting. Then there could
> be an annual charge to members of $500.00 for 1 year of unlimited
> postings or for non-members an annual charge of $750.00 for unlimited
> postings.
> Finally we could sell Lifetime Posting Privileges for a one time fee of
> $5,000.00 for members and non-members a charge of $7,500.00.
> These fee schedules are in line with many of the other organizations and
> just think of the funding that could be brought in for launching new
> satellites!!
> Heck we could have HEO's, MEO's, LEO's and NEO's. There aren't enough
> engineering schools in the world to help us build the satellites. In the
> last month alone the fees would have funded putting a linear transponder
> on the MOON!
> This is just one simple man's idea of how we could raise the money to
> get us some more Satellites in orbit!!
> Heck, we are being charged for everything else why not tap into this
> valuable resource and raise some money for a good cause!
> And you folks thought it would be tough to raise the money!
> The simple ideas are always the best!
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