[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT history
wd3q at starpower.net
Tue Oct 31 19:54:37 PST 2006
I am nostalgic, though. I well remember my first Oscar QSOs in the
1970s, the sadness of the P3A launch failure followed by the success of
AO-10. Then came the early UoSATs and Jeff Ward's UoSAT-2 (UO-11)
Packet gateway, Pacsats and involvement with UoSAT-3 and 4 (the infamous
VITASAT, half amateur/half 'commercial'). And on it went through
AO-13's launch, which I managed to get telecast live on C-SPAN.
Unlike Bob, these days I'm totally out of the satellite business for
work or play. I've donated all of my AMSAT publications, videos and
the like to the Historic Electronics Museum south of Baltimore.
What's left are great memories and continued friendships!
Eric W3DQ (ex- WA6YBT , WD3Q)
amsat-bb-request at amsat.org wrote:
> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 10:30:51 -0500
> From: Bob McGwier <n4hy at idaccr.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT history
> To: Peter Guelzow <peter.guelzow at kourou.de>
> Cc: amsat bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Message-ID: <45461AAB.6000700 at idaccr.org>
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> We are all getting older. I find I am more nostalgic than I ever believed I could be. May be it is the current launch environment that has me wanting to go back to the "good old days".
> Peter Guelzow wrote:
>> great pictures - thank you!!
>> Indeed, they give me a few good memories about places I'd like to be and where I have been long time ago..
>> Man, I'm getting old!!!! ;-)
>>> AMSAT has an amazing history. I find the memories are best aided by photo's because I would otherwise probably forget. I have taken all of
>> For the same reason I started to upload images of various satellite project into the AMSAT-DL Gallery at:
>> Got stuck somewhere, but will continue when time permits...
>> 73s Peter
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