[amsat-bb] Today's Success
Edward R. Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Aug 3 16:23:33 PDT 2011
I'll try to keep this short...."Whose Success?"
If I were still a member of Amsat, I would be very upset with the
handling of this project. There is nothing for the contributions
that ham radio members invested. It ends up only glory for ARISS and
the Russian's commemoration of Yuri Gagarin.
I would vote to cut the relationship between Amsat and ARISS. It
isn't offering anything for ham radio. Let ARISS raise their own
funds and build their own educational satellites. Those that want to
contribute to that, go ahead. Amsat was created to build satellites
capable of ham radio communications (and be used by hams)...this
education outreach was added, much later.
But then I quit Amsat after 36-years. You know what? Keep this up
and it could become a trend.
Ed - KL7UW
PS: They were right about my proposal: It would fail. Now you have
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