[amsat-bb] Re: I STILL have a question!

Bruce Robertson ve9qrp at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 06:29:16 PST 2011

Reading between the lines of the President's reports from AMSAT-NA,
there are some other ways that we in -NA can 'donate', which might, in
the long run, be as effective as cash donations.

We are constantly making the case that our participation in ARISSAT,
etc. has educational outcomes. But we do not make it very easy for the
average teacher to use these resources in the classroom; and evidently
our partners would very much like to see evidence of real use.

My interpretation of these reports is that we need two things. First,
more satellite-savvy hams getting in the classroom. Second, a suite of
lesson plans based around ARISSAT or FOX or both. Obviously, we can
collaborate with UK (my guess is that ITAR doesn't cover a basic
lesson on Doppler shift, but I'll check with my lawyers :-)

Who teaches for a living here, esp. at the high school level? Who
likes to visit classrooms? What resources already exist? Do you have
some ppts lying around that could be integrated into a larger suite?
Let's start collaborating!

73, Bruce

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 7:02 AM,  <G0MRF at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi Frank.
> The next AMSAT satellite due for launch is likely to be Funcube  from
> AMSAT-UK. It will be possible to donate to this project from later  this month
> via the AMSAT-UK web site.
> UKube also carries a linear transponder, It's not an 'AMSAT' project, but
> the boards have been provided by AMSAT-UK. Fortunately -and we are REALLY
> lucky  here-  that project is already fully funded by the UK Space  agency
> In the meantime, you can use Paypal to donate to Fox at _www.amsat.org_
> (http://www.amsat.org) . I believe Fox is still  at the advanced design stage
> but this will be a short process due to all the  experience AMSAT-NA have
> gained with ARISSat.
> Or you can take the optimists view and support the completion of the
> hardware for P3E. Which if a launch can be identified will be spectacular for
> everyone. (But please let it be able to run on solar power alone!!)
> Sorry if I've missed any other projects...but I'm sure they will speak  up
> Thanks
> David
> In a message dated 09/12/2011 10:19:33 GMT Standard Time, K4FEG at k4feg.com
> writes:
> With all  that has been said here since the "expected" death of AO-51 I
> want to KNOW  what I can do to help move towards whichever, next
> satellite that can be  got into space.
> I don't care about the delivery vehicle , whether or not it  is a cube,
> sphere, pyramid or in the shape of a Volkswagen Beetle.
> I am  interested in a satellite that can be used by amateurs to
> "communicate" I  have my personal preferences as to what type of
> satellite I would prefer  but *_at this point I don't care what type of
> satellite it  is.
> _*
> _*I know how to adapt to what ever mode it operates  on.
> *_
> _*I just want to know WHAT TO SUPPORT AND HOW TO SUPPORT  IT!*_
> all I have heard ,"stop the attacks, do this do that"
> I still  don't have a clear picture of what is the closest to being ready
> and what  we need to do to facilitate it's completion.I can't support it
> if the  "powers to be" won't tell us what is needed.
> Information is power and I  don't have any information on what direction
> we need to  head.
> that's my opinion!
> *_Lead, follow or get out of the  way!_*
> Frank
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