[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle

Anthony Monteiro aa2tx at comcast.net
Thu Dec 13 11:51:21 PST 2007

At 12:41 PM 12/13/2007, Fred A Parker wrote:
>Just a suggestion, Has Amsat explored the idea of hiring a 
>professional to help in some of the day to management and fund 
>raising?   When Amsat has a potential consumer base of 700,000 
>hams.    If things were done right money should be no 
>problem.    Amsat needs to do a better job of selling itself.   Then 
>money should be no problem.

Hi Fred,

Actually, AMSAT has hired a professional and I talked with him
this year. I don't know if his specific analysis is generally available
but it certainly did get the BODs attention.

I have to say that Rick Hambly (W2GPS) presented a strategy at
this years AMSAT space symposium (including the P4 component) that was
not only an excellent presentation but it also was the first one that
really addressed the issue of significantly widening the support base
in a way that would be easy to sell.

Perhaps you could ask Rick for his slides or maybe Rick could
make the presentation generally available. It is certainly worth

Tony AA2TX

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