[amsat-bb] Re: Bill Ress - N6GHz - Board Candidate - Operating Survey

John Price n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 16:00:42 PDT 2008

I agree that a comment section would be of great value. Yes or no and
multiple choice leaves one with picking the best of the undesirable
responses. Example I would prefer a HEO but if we
are going to get a GEO ride for free then for me it is a moot point.
Hard to express yourself in survey format but it is better than not
expressing yourself at all.

I for one am very opposed to the 3 and 10 gig transponder. I have seen
little or no interest in the 1.2 uplink. Folks are not willing to
spend $500.00 to work a transponder that is mostly quite and
could go away over night like 2.4 did with AO-40. Did anyone listen to
the L/u AO-51 on Field Day.
While V/u was jammed I worked the first station I heard on L/u and
there were maybe 5 others on that pass. I don't maintain 1.2 gig
equipment here. It is not worth the investment.

Now if I had a place to make those comments I would feel like I was

My 2 cent worth. 73's << John

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> On August 10-11, the AMSAT Senior leadership will be holding a critical
> "strategy" meeting with the theme of "Can We? Should We?" launch a HEO
> satellite.
> As a board candidate, I feel it's essential that "strategic" decisions
> must consider the membership's opinions and desires.
> The last membership survey taken was in 2004 by Gunther Meisse, W8GSM.
> So, to get the current thinking of the membership, I invite you take the
> simple, anonymous, no cost (probably unscientific) survey that I have
> prepared to determine your operating preferences at . . . . .
> http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/55247/amsat-operating-preferences
> I will be using this simple, easy e-survey format to get membership
> opinion on future topics. This is my first go at it, so I hope that I
> selected the right buttons to make it work. Let me know if you run into
> any issues at . . .
> n6ghz at amsat.org
> I'll let the survey run for about a week and then I'll share the results
> here on the -bb with a copy of the results to the senior leadership.
> Regards...Bill - N6GHz
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