[amsat-bb] Re: Putting Thr Cart Befor The Horse

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Tue Dec 11 11:49:54 PST 2007

>After receiving a mailing today from Amsat written by Richard 
>Hambly.   I find it imposable to keep quite any longer.   Has anyone 
>heard of the saying, putting the cart before the horse.   Amsat 
>needs to finish at least one of there present projects before moving 
>on to what in the end may well turn out to be a bunch of pipe 
>dreams.     Don't get me wrong all these ideas are great but lets 
>get back to the basics and finish what we have started befor taking 
>on anything new or nothing  will get done.
>Fred KF0AK


I was making small regular donations to AMSAT when the thinking was 
to launch the next HEO, and earmarking and doing it for that 
purpose....I hope they are still earmarked for that event.

In the interim funds have been spent, I am sure for, dozens of other 

AMSATS, other than NA have their agendas, and appear to keep on track 
with them.  ESA has been a big supporter in the past of
P3E and Peter and his group are proceeding with those plans.

I know many of our AMSAT-NA's head technicians are also heading in 
that direction. Most members know who they are, and with my memory I 
would hesitate to mention a few, and miss the other great folks out 
there assisting with P3E...

I seems as tho the politicians in AMSAT have a different agenda.

The OSCAR 1 GROUP (Project Oscar) did it with no politics and 
funding, and thanks to
Robert Turlington, G8ATE, we will be celebrating the launch of GB 
ZERO OSCAR ONE (GB0O1) on 12 to 16 December.  I haven't seen much 
AMSAT-NA of that event either.  And it would cost NOTHING!!

Looks as tho the goal is to spend money???  A profit motive lurking somehwere??

Of course money, to do things, is necessary today. but is seems to me:


            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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