[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Board of Directors Candidates

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Wed Jun 16 17:28:20 PDT 2010

To All...
I just got off FO-29. It sure sounded very nice and it didn't have any
pileups. I made 2 contacts with no one else heard. 
AMSAT-NA has been doing its best to follow through on original Phase 3 type
birds, however, launches
For these type birds are not an every day opportunity being presented to us.
(yes, we[us] are all part of
AMSAT just by being interested in satellites)  Withholding donations at the
present time is not really in our interests.
We need funds to keep up the present offerings for satellite launches. This
is the time membership should rise and show 
support for our future efforts. ARRISsat-1 has a linear transponder and you
Listen to Gould's presentation from Dayton & find out more on the RF setup
on the website.  We just had a DARA matching funds 
campaign and I hope that Those that realize what funding can accomplish have
made that a success and I personally thank those that contributed.
We have the expertise to put together a great bird but limitations of actual
launches holds us back.  Our "Engineering team"
Has assured us that they are ready to be called on to supply us a phase 3
comparable satellite.  HEO is not a magic word, just one
That is still upfront and waiting for that timely spark.
If you look at the BOD candidates, when they present their thoughts and
objectives just go down the list and find those fitting
Your requirements for a BOD member.  This is certainly a member society and
exercise your selective powers when the time comes around.
If you read the ANS bulletins, members were advised on giving their inputs
to BOD nominees.  I see a list of volunteers that provide
Us with ideas we can all deal with.  So as I have pronounced before, let
your feelings, ideas & comments be heard by those that you
Intend on electing.  It's your call.....Hear you on the birds!
Dee, NB2F
NJ AMSAT Coordinator
Remember-Dee is really a three letter word for HEO

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Dave Guimont
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:41 PM
To: Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Board of Directors Candidates

At 02:58 PM 6/16/2010, you wrote:
>At 01:22 PM 6/16/2010 -0500, APBIDDLE at mailaps.org wrote:
> >It is my pleasure to announce that the following have been nominated 
> >to serve on the AMSAT Board of Directors for two year terms:
> >
> >Tom Clark, K3IO
> >Lou McFadin, W5DID
> >Tony Monteiro, AA2TX
> >Gould Smith, WA4SXM
>Which of these candidates would support adding a Mode A linear 
>transponder to FOX, or any type of linear transponder for that matter.  
>FOX will already have a 2m receiver all you'd need to add is a 10m 
>downlink transmitter.  Use a tape measure tape for the antennas.
>Why does everything always have to be FM all the time.

Vince, I've been asking the same thing for years; as others have.

I hope we are getting great financial support from the fm'ers.  I assume the
reason for fm is the assumed cost of ssw/cw rigs in comparison to fm.
I have no idea of member numbers, but assume that graph could be made

I've never been a big donor, but I've stopped my pittances since the FM

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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