[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT NA
mat_62 at netcommander.com
Tue Jul 15 15:34:41 PDT 2008
It's been going on since I got here a couple of years ago Jim. For sure,
everyone is anxious to see an HEO launched but some people feel the need to
get online and constantly whine about why we don't have one. I think there
are a few folks on here that need to get a dictionary and look up the word
People better start to realize that there are no guarantees. I would say
that at the current rate of apparent progress that the AMSAT NA mission
statement looks all wet. Prospects don't seem to be much better on P3E
either. What good will it do to have a fully built satellite without the
funds to launch it?
I just try to enjoy what we've got up there and hope for the best in the
future. In the end that's all we can really do isn't it? All the whining in
the world and the backhanded comments about AO-51 and the other FM sats
aren't going to get the HEO birds up there any faster.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Danehy" <jdanehy at cinci.rr.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:27 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT NA
>I have been off the satellites for 25 years. I just spent a bunch of money
>for antennas and rotors to get back on. After listening to all of the belly
>aching I wonder if I should join AMSAT (again). Maybe I should try EME . .
>. . the moon will be there long after I am gone. I have listened on AO 7
>and VO 52 to test my 2 mtr yagis. I should be QRV soon. Belly aching just
>looks bad even if it is warranted. I am not sure if it accomplishes much
>other than venting for the vanquished. Human nature ugh. Lighten up folks.
> Jim W9VNE
> Cincinnati, Ohio em79
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