[amsat-bb] Geo p4

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sun Oct 15 03:27:55 UTC 2017

Sure that would do it. Waste of money as the Australian parliament should
recognize basic human rights without a referendum, but ok.

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 23:14 Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:

> We just spent $122 million on same sex marriage vote
> Would that do it ?
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 15 Oct 2017, at 12:36 pm, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm at arrl.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 73,
> 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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