[amsat-bb] Re: Putting The Cart Before The Horse
starlight04 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 14:24:22 PST 2007
Thank you for the time you take to express your views.
This is EXACTLY what we need!
On Dec 13, 2007, at 12:49 AM, Fred A Parker wrote:
> First in my original post I wanted to stimulate a debate on the
> feasibility of Phase 4. I received to many e-mail's off line to
> count all afraid to say anything on the bb. Everyone supporting
> my opinion not one negative, thank you all for the support. I did
> also receive emails from Rick Hambly and Robert McGuire attesting
> to my lack of intellectual capacity. (attack the messenger not the
> message) In his Email to me Mr. McQwier also challenged me to
> submit a resolution to the BOD and he would second it. My plans
> are to take him up on it. I actually plan on submitting two off
> First: To form a committee of amateurs in and out of Amsat with
> technical skills to asses the viability of SDR. The number one
> reason for this is after three years I have not been able to find
> one instance where anyone has produced a working SDR transponder.
> Second: One night recently while talking on two meter ssb to a
> local retired ham, a retired collage professor with a PHD. Who
> rights his own SDR software. When explaining what Amsat was
> trying to do his words were good luck. If this SDR is such a good
> thing those behind it should welcome a full per review and prove me
> Second: To form a committee of hams to survey hams both in
> and out of Amsat on what they want in a future satellite. With
> the goal of bringing in new hams for increasing membership in Amsat.
> This is my opinion and I feel free to express it because over the
> last three years I have donated at least $30,000.00 US dollars in
> CNC Machine shop work to Amsat. Especially to the Eagle project.
> As I see it now the project actually has gone backward. How would
> you feel if you spent a whole winter working on the Eagle Module's
> pro bono and just because you did not agree with something that
> your intelligence would be attacked. I just got off Eagle Pedia
> and could not find updated mechanical drawings as the old design
> has been scrapped. I want again to state this is my opinion. It
> is my believe that Rick Hambly and his phase 4 are just a diversion
> to cover up his past failures with the hardware and software for
> present projects. How does Amsat realistically plan on paying for
> such a project that when I confronted him via email that he did not
> deny would cost a minimum of $5 million dollars. As for the rest,
> it is being covered pretty well on this bb.
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