[amsat-bb] Re: Today's Success
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Aug 4 01:20:50 PDT 2011
Hi Ed, KL7UW
I agree completely with you........Well said !
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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