[amsat-bb] Re: Need your support to track F-1 CubeSat

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 18:54:15 PDT 2012

I like going round and round in circles as much as the next guy. Now we
seem to be getting to the crux of the issue. Perhaps it's just the feeling
I get from reading the messages, predominantly from those across the pond
from the USA. It seems that the bashing and complaining is mostly directed
at AMSAT-NA as if everyone expects the US version of AMSAT to fund, build
and launch everything. There is AMSAT-UK, -DL, -Italia, - India, - South
Africa, -China (CAMSAT) and Brazil. I'm sure I missed a few. So rather than
expect -NA to do it all perhaps those AMSAT organizations not held under
the thumb of ITAR ( or maybe that are too ) should band together, like the
international partners of the ISS have and build one giant bird for all of

John, AG9D

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:28 PM, Gus 8P6SM <8p6sm at anjo.com> wrote:

> On 09/24/2012 08:07 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>> As it turns out there IS no launch fund for any HEO satellite for me to
>>> contribute to.
>> Incorrect.
>> http://www.amsat-dl.org/index.**php/spendendonations-topmenu-**125<http://www.amsat-dl.org/index.php/spendendonations-topmenu-125>
>> I've given to AMSAT-NA, -DL, and -UK, and am members of -NA and -UK. I'd
>> be a member of -DL, but my wife gets tired of me asking what this and
>> that means in Deutsch.
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
> I will admit, I was speaking about AMSAT-NA specifically, but failed to
> say so.  I have also hesitated to join AMSAT-DL simply because I can't
> understand the language.  I've previously been a member of AMSAT-NA and
> I am not averse to rejoining AMSAT-NA (because NA is closer to me than UK)
> but frankly, I am not convinced that the policies being followed will
> result in more/better/any satellites that I can actually use.  As has been
> pointed out here very recently, the new AMSAT-NA mission statement does not
> even mention the word "communications".
> --
> 73, de Gus 8P6SM
> The Easternmost Isle
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