[amsat-bb] Hector update - Monday 10/22

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Oct 22 14:03:20 PDT 2012


Thanks again to all the hams who have been sending me checks to help
with the effort to bring Hector to the AMSAT Symposium later this week.
As of today, I have received a total of $935 from those checks.  This
will cover almost half of what I estimate the total costs will end up
being for this effort, and I appreciate the help.  I told Hector about
this via e-mail earlier today, and he also appreciates the generosity 
of everyone who is helping with this trip.  

Hector will fly to Miami on Wednesday, arriving a couple of hours 
before I arrive later in the afternoon.  Hector has a friend in Miami
who will meet him in the Miami airport after clearing US Customs and 
Immigration, and then I'll get with him after I arrive.  The current 
plan is for the two of us to drive up from Miami to Orlando on 
Thursday morning, arriving in Orlando around midday depending on when 
we get out of the Miami area.  Hector will be at the Symposium all 
weekend, and also take the KSC tour next Monday (10/29).  His flight 
home is next Wednesday (10/31), so we will return to Miami either 
after the KSC tour Monday evening or early Tuesday morning, so he 
has more time to spend with his friends down there before his flight 

Thanks again for all the support - and not just those sending me 
checks.  I have received lots of e-mails, and also seen posts on 
other public forums, with good words about this effort.  Seeing 
Hector in person later this week will make this worth all the time
and money spent over the past 7 months.  :-) 


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 

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