[amsat-bb] Re: [sarex] Re: Re: ARISSat-1 and FOX social media fundraising

Thomas Frey th.frey at vtxmail.ch
Thu Nov 18 13:30:14 PST 2010

Andrew Glasbrenner schrieb:
> On 11/18/2010 12:07 PM, Thomas Frey wrote:
>>    I fully agree with Domenico. BTW there is no website or a video 
>> presentation
>> known about the project FOX. Is this a "paper tiger" ?
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/images/fck_images/2010_President_Annual_Report%281%29.pdf 
> Slides 14 through 17
> There were multiple presentations regarding FOX at the recent 
> Symposium. Feel free to pick up a copy of the proceedings until they 
> get posted on the website.
>> This are projects from HAMs for HAMs with Linear Transponders. 
> So is ARISSat-1, along with a new robust telemetry system, and several 
> SSTV cameras.
>> Sorry
>> folks, we have fairly enough FM repeaters in the orbit.
> I'm sorry. I didn't realize that soliciting donations for an AMSAT-NA 
> project on an AMSAT-NA list required your approval. You are free to 
> support whatever project you like, but you are IMO crossing the line 
> of good taste and manners attacking our project on our own email list. 
> If I were an AMSAT-DL or -ZL officer, I'd be embarrassed to have you 
> harassing an AMSAT-NA on their behalf. Personally I have donated to 
> all of the above mentioned projects. I also voted as a Director of 
> AMSAT to spend a large amount of money, a substantial percentage of 
> what the FOX launch will cost, to keep AMSAT-DL's lab open to continue 
> work on P3E. I also voted to spend an even larger amount of money on 
> lawyers to try to find a way to allow AMSAT-NA volunteers to work on 
> foreign projects without risking jail under ITAR.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
Dear Drew

It was not my purpose to attack your funding campaign, my apologies.
It was my purpose to reflect the meanings about FM satellites made
from HAMs they knows, how a QSO operates. I think you knows that a
single FM channel works only for 2 persons at the same time. I don't
have to explain you amateur radio, we both are civilized amateurs
who want to make a QSO and don't want to stump down our friends.

I wish you and AMSAT-NA good luck for all coming projects, also for
ARISSat with a Linear Transponder of course.


Best Regards, 73
     Thomas Frey, HB9SKA

   Thomas Frey, Holzgasse 2, CH-5242 Birr, Tel. + Fax: 056 444 93 41

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