[amsat-bb] Re: Phase 4 versus Eagle
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sat Dec 15 11:45:34 PST 2007
Ironically, our small local club of about 20 hams has two AMSAT Field
Ops as members (KL7XJ and myself), but you are correct with your
assessment: Probably less than 50% of licensed hams ever turn on a
ham radio. Out of that how many are interested in satellite
operation? How many of them are AMSAT members, and how many AMSAT
members actually are active stations? And of the members and active
operators, how many contribute anything extra? Its a hobby - totally
Well, that is the nature of reality.
At 07:58 AM 12/15/2007, Joe wrote:
>3/4 million hams, but think about it. How many if you were to do a
>search of your "County" of the total amount of hams. How many ever show
>up to a meeting?
>And of those that do actually show up to meetings, how many actually do
>anything as a club?
>the percentages is sad, but very few of us actually do anything
>"Extra", and when it comes to money, ha! good luck..
>So, I'd say AMSAT is doing an awesome job with the available funds.
>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.
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