[amsat-bb] Cruise with Amsat!

Ted k7trkradio at charter.net
Sun Jan 10 05:50:27 UTC 2016

Gee whiz...sounds like someone has been stuck in the double-wide too long..

(Good Old Clint, ever the optimist...)

-----Original Message-----
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Clint
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 8:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Cruise with Amsat!

Now THERE'S a guaranteed manner in which to increase
attendance: add a cruise cost to air fare.

You gotta be kidding.

This makes your online pleas for money raising on behalf of AMSAT-NA for
satellite projects seem trivial and unnecessary: AMSAT must be loaded if
they think this is going to enhance their stature and bank account.

This makes me wonder what the true desire is of AMSAT-NA. If it is, indeed,
to "disseminate info about and build birds," then the best method available
is remote, live, videocasts from presenters.
That would cost the presenter NOTHING in transportation costs. 
It would involve EVERY CONTINENT on the planet. And it would allow the
largest possible audiences to "attend." Minimal charge for password access
to whatever session one wanted to see ... or a conference package fee ...
allow that access to be shown to a classroom or audience ... those fees are
TOTAL PROFIT to AMSAT (unless honorariums are paid to some presenters).

Overhead costs to AMSAT-NA? Virtually nothing. Largest attendance ever of
any AMSAT show in history? Guaranteed.

Unless the same minds who thought up "let's take a cruise" are in charge of
it ... only then could someone mess up so simple a concept to bring
educational sessions to the largest audience.

Clint Bradford
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