[amsat-bb] Re: AO-40 status

Michael Tondee mat_62 at netcommander.com
Wed Dec 2 14:42:54 PST 2009

Unfortunately, I wasn't ever able to partake in the joy of operating on 
AO-40 but I've read an awful lot about it and from what that reading 
leads me to believe, I don't see it magically coming to life  ala AO-7.
 I think the best thing we can do is  hope that someday a launch 
opportunity will come available for P3-E and in the mean time continue 
to support AMSAT NA in it's efforts  to get  any type of birds in orbit, 
be they LEO's MEO's or GEO's.
  Just my humble opinion but I think the absolute worst thing we can do 
is try to undermine AMSAT NA via nasty and critical post or to fight 
amongst ourselves about things like LEO vs. HEO or FM vs. linear 
 I've just returned to sat operation after a hiatus of about a year and 
I'm very happy to see the new focus, resolve and vision of the BOD.  I'm 
on a very tight budget these days but as soon as I can possibly afford 
it, I intend to re up my membership.
Michael, W4HIJ
Jeff Yanko wrote:
> Hi John,
> I would say it's pretty much dead.  It's just the fact nobody wants to play 
> taps.  Many, including myself, would just love to have it magically 
> re-appear and work like nothing ever happened.  Unfortunately, I don't see 
> this occuring.  I can't seem to recall if there ever was an "official 
> bulletin" indicating that AO-40 is indeed dead.  If it hasn't, it should be, 
> so we can focus on current and future projects.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: ""John Becker, WØJAB"" <w0jab at big-river.net>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:32 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO-40 status
>> Is there any thing going on with AO-40 such as a change
>> in it's status?
>> It sure was fun working it.
>> John, W0JAB
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