[amsat-bb] Geo p4

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Oct 15 02:36:06 UTC 2017

Es’HailSat is a Qatari satellite. They donated space and power on their
satellite. That’s worth millions of dollars.

No one else has donated that to the amateur radio community. We wish they
would, but it seems we’ll need to raise millions of dollars to do it over
the Western Hemisphere.

Keep in mind that total donations worldwide for Phase 3D were around $4
million. That was collected over more than a decade and worldwide. The
amateur community has shown no ability to raise the millions of dollars
necessary for a Phase 3 or Phase 4 satellite.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 19:51 Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:

> So I watched the amsat-uk talks
> A rich ham radio guy is splurging on a geo satellite and the germans are
> driving it
> What happened USA ?
> Sent from my iPhone
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