[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT needs volunteers ???
jaime at robles.es
Fri Jun 7 11:37:58 PDT 2013
I answered last year to a call and I got an answer from AMSAT ... but it
was negative due to the ITAR regulations and my Spanish nationality :-)
Maybe if the US relax ITAR for hamradio satellites we (non-US hams) can
help in future projects. :-)
Just my 2 cents :-)
El 07/06/2013 19:43, "John Stephensen" <kd6ozh at comcast.net> escribió:
> If AMSAT asks for volunteers its usually for newsletters, booth duty or
> web site maintenance. The AMSAT BoD raises money, provides it to groups
> doing development of amateur satellites and provides general services like
> this mailing list. In my experience, satellites are developed by dedicated
> teams that will ask for volunteers for specific tasks. For example, I was a
> volunteer for Eagle U-band receiver development. AMSAT might have passed on
> a name and the position had already been filled.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Lubbers K8TL" <k8tl at earthlink.net>
> To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 15:55 UTC
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AMSAT needs volunteers ???
> Over the past half century I responded several times to AMSAT’s call for
>> volunteers and never heard back from them. I was happy to hear from my son
>> when he volunteered his software talents to AMSAT and told me that they had
>> asked when would be a good time to contact him. His job title is Software
>> Engineer with over 30 years experience, a number of published articles and
>> winner of a number of design contests. He is also comfortable with
>> hardware and firmware. If I mention a piece of hardware or software that I
>> wish was a available in my ham shack it is usually available the next time
>> he visits.
>> Oh by the way I see AMSAT is still looking for a software guy, they never
>> followed up on their request of when they could contact him. They sure
>> blew an opportunity there.
>> Tom K8TL
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