[amsat-bb] AMSAT where are we going for what it is worth.
n8hm at arrl.net
Tue Jul 22 17:28:11 UTC 2014
>From your email:
"It is hard to use the birds in our K4AMG mentoring program since their
orbits are mostly incompatible with classroom times. NO SOLUTION IN SITE."
I would disagree that no solution is in site. Check the pass times for
EO-79, EO-80, and UKube-1. You'll find they are very convenient for
classroom demonstrations. We just need to be patient and wait until
they are activated for us to use. AO-73 also passes over at good times
for classroom telemetry demonstrations.
On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Rich/wa4bue <richard.siff at verizon.net> wrote:
> Been a member of AMSAT since the early 80s. Like most of you joined to
> support the SAT Program. Most of us probably joined for the same reason.
> How does AMSAT survive? Survival is through volunteers and financial
> resources. Where does that come from????
> Like any other amateur radio club only a few help do!!
> A while back I asked what is AMSAT's STRATEGIC PLAN?
> Technology has changed drastically since I joined. Has the plan changed.
> I agree FM satellites are the easiest point of entrance for a new SAT
> communicator. I disagree with I one frequency SAT. That is an expensive
> way to fill in the GAP.
> FOX seems to be a great answer to entry levels operators, possibly the
> majority of the operators.
> With that said, Linear Transponders like AO 7 and FO 29 at higher altitudes
> are needed. We have lost VO 52.
> It is hard to use the birds in our K4AMG mentoring program since their
> orbits are mostly incompatible with classroom times. NO SOLUTION IN SITE.
> So there is a need to plan ahead for more accessible birds with more Linear
> transponders and other features. How do we get there?
> A strategic plan accesses the current mission and goals to achieve a future
> Your volunteer time and money can make this happen.
> One step would be enhanced Field Organization.
> When we started the K4AMG MARC, Inc. there was no field organization in our
> area. Plenty of help from A FAR but no one with hands on experience
> Just a member
> PRES K4AMG.org
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