[amsat-bb] Potential Phase-3E Opportunity
n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jul 25 23:11:08 UTC 2015
Well, nothing is certain, especially when you can't pay your own way.
Everyone involved has been careful to present this as a possible
opportunity and not something that will definitely happen.
According to the presentation this morning, we should know whether this
project will move forward by October 1st.
It seems like AMSAT is stuck between a rock and a hard place with some
here. There has been criticism that the board and officers weren't pursuing
opportunities for years because there was never anything published. Now
that opportunities have been announced, it seems there will be a ton of
critcism if they don't go forward.
Unless some very very rich people become big fans of AMSAT, we will always
be dependent on finding ways to partner with the government, educational
institutions, and private industry in a way that makes sense for them to
provide us a service that would cost millions of dollars to purchase on the
The bottom line is that years of behind the scenes work is potentially on
the verge of paying off big time for the amateur radio community. These
opportunities may not materialize, but the relationships developed while
pursuing them colan only help to bring more opportunities in the future.
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Michael <Mat_62 at charter.net> wrote:
> It's good news but I'll believe it when I see it. Too many empty promises
> and bait and switch tactics going on over a good several years for some of
> us not to be skeptical.
> Michael W4HIJ
> On 7/25/2015 12:15 PM, Nicholas Mahr KE8AKW wrote:
>> Wow, great to hear another developement in P3E after so many years. P3E
>> been one of my favorite projects, Hopefully we can get it launched.
>> 73's KE8AKW
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