[amsat-bb] Re: Today's Success

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Aug 4 01:20:50 PDT 2011

Hi Ed, KL7UW

I agree completely with you........Well said !

73" de 

i8CVS Domenico
former # 798

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward R. Cole" <kl7uw at acsalaska.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:23 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Today's Success

> 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
> former #3212
> PS:  They were right about my proposal:  It would fail.  Now you have 
> the evidence. 

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