[amsat-bb] Re: S band downlink on P3E

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Fri Sep 8 11:55:01 PDT 2006

I wrote:

If AMSAT-NA is building sats in close circle they just have to openly admitted it
even if admission is not a very spoken word.

Things seems to evoluate! and evolution often passed by revolution. We learn once upon the time 
years ago some south the border choose to make a revolution as they seems it was the only one way 
to achieve their goals. Are we starting to learn from the past?

He wrote

> I am not interested in flying a carbon copy of P3E 
> when I know it makes no sense whatsoever.

I wrote:

Who is driving AMSAT-NA an hollow BOD? an hollow president? Or a third builders
manipulating wing 
who blackmail the BOD?

None of them? I let the conclusion yours!

He wrote:

>If elected to the board, and it changes 
> direction,  I will offer my seat to the first alternate.  

He wrote:

 > I am 52 years old and one of 
> the most active technical contributors in all of amateur radio 

I wrote:

Even the Goa'Uld the self proclaim gods can be replaced.... And i wrote " but your involvement is 
not questioned here"  no more blackmail please we used to be sick of this. It is a burden AMSAT-NA 
pull since too many years now, it is openly admitted and publicly show today. Remember why they 
celebrate on the 4th of July? an evolution or a revolution or both?

To concluded the truth FINALLY came out. Now AMSAT-NA BOD what you will do with a majority of your 
members who wants to have S band downlink on Eagle? Nothing is perfect in the communication field 
why not simply build for this time a KISS HEO? As per this very clear text it seems we are going 
towards an evoluted cube type satellite who will be very far from AO-40 and  where room seems to be 

My humble suggestion U/V S downlink and if there is still enough room an experimental mode.
No switching is bad as it kills S mode downlink to only named this one.

My financial service providers want to sell a special products but my client wants another one. 
Even if they asked me to pushed their prefer products client wants something else.

After numerous discussion he finally agree that it is better to sell and deliver something than 
waiting for the few interested ones to buy their prefer one.

All is a matter of choice and please BOD try to listen your membership just in case some can came 

We are speaking marketing here not science. Give what's the client desire once you will gain his 
trust you will able to do great things after and with his support.


The medium is the message...The content is the audience...;)

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE

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