[sarex] Re: [amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 and FOX social media fundraising

Lou McFadin w5did at me.com
Thu Nov 18 11:35:42 PST 2010

I fully support what Drew says here. AMSAT NA has been very supportive to all of AMSAT DLs projects. We have poured many thousands of dollars into p3e not to mention the efforts of our volunteers in the past. 
You are of course still free to support whatever projects you want to. You are also welcome to use the AMSAT BB and other services provided free by AMSAT-NA.
You might consider cross joining AMSAT-NA as many of us U.S. Hams have joined other AMSAT organizations as a way of showing support.

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On Nov 18, 2010, at 12:30, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:

> On 11/18/2010 12:07 PM, Thomas Frey wrote:
>>   I fully agree with Domenico. BTW there is no website or a video 
>> presentation
>> known about the project FOX. Is this a "paper tiger" ?
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/images/fck_images/2010_President_Annual_Report%281%29.pdf 
> Slides 14 through 17
> There were multiple presentations regarding FOX at the recent Symposium. 
> Feel free to pick up a copy of the proceedings until they get posted on 
> the website.
>> This are projects from HAMs for HAMs with Linear Transponders. 
> So is ARISSat-1, along with a new robust telemetry system, and several 
> SSTV cameras.
>> Sorry
>> folks, we have fairly enough FM repeaters in the orbit.
> I'm sorry. I didn't realize that soliciting donations for an AMSAT-NA 
> project on an AMSAT-NA list required your approval. You are free to 
> support whatever project you like, but you are IMO crossing the line of 
> good taste and manners attacking our project on our own email list. If I 
> were an AMSAT-DL or -ZL officer, I'd be embarrassed to have you 
> harassing an AMSAT-NA on their behalf. Personally I have donated to all 
> of the above mentioned projects. I also voted as a Director of AMSAT to 
> spend a large amount of money, a substantial percentage of what the FOX 
> launch will cost, to keep AMSAT-DL's lab open to continue work on P3E. I 
> also voted to spend an even larger amount of money on lawyers to try to 
> find a way to allow AMSAT-NA volunteers to work on foreign projects 
> without risking jail under ITAR.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
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