[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51.....Fund-Raising Opportunity?
ac7yy at aikenco.net
Mon Sep 18 21:31:01 PDT 2006
I love amateur radio. People like Mike, always come thru the noise and bring
us all new ways to look at the same old issues.
Thanks to Mike for a great idea,
Always have fun with amateur radio. It's magic.
Kim - AC7YY
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of mike honer
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:22 PM
To: Amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-51.....Fund-Raising Opportunity?
I called Martha with this idea today, and she suggested I put it on the b-b,
so here it is:
AO-51 has been a real "hoot" for a bunch of hams, including me. judging from
their technique and their QSLs, many of these ops are doing the sats for the
first time. And probably most of that group do not belong to Amsat. (And
they should, you know)
Since FM05 is not easy to find on '51, I've been getting more than a few QSL
cards, and have started to ask the question on my return: "How about $ending
Amsat a thank-you note?"
Yes, $, not S.
So, my idea is that we should try to get those whom we hear on '51 and who
are not members to join Amsat, or at least send a few bucks in.
Works either way for me.
For those who would like to try this: Martha has said that she will run
calls against the members list and tell us who is NOT a member, if we send
her lists of all those we hear on '51. No need to try to talk to all these
folks, it's crowded enough.
For my part, I will supply the first 500 39 or 24 cent stamps to put on the
the QSLs you would send to those identified as non-members. We should know
how or if this will work by the response to the first 500
First goal would be to generate 100 new members or contributors.
I am not a subscriber to the list, so please contact me at amhoner at rtmc.net
with comments, criticisms, or offers to help.
Thanks for the bandwidth.
Mike Honer, W1BFN
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