Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Tue Jul 15 11:34:16 PDT 2008

David Smith wrote
>In any event, from my standpoint, the Area Coordinators haven't had 
>any real support for years. Information out of the organization is 
>dismal! ... So you've FIRED everyone on Eagle.... I should try to 
>follow politics in this organization more closely.... I don't do 
>that.... I think, however that it's time for a change in leadership. 
>When I was one of the individuals working on the 70 cm telemeter 
>receivers, Jim Stafford was the Project Manager. Jim was an 
>excellent PM. What happened?????
>I think sometimes you folks are so enduring to yourselves, you think 
>you have everything in control and don't realize the support and 
>organization is crumbling around you. And the worst of it all.... 
>YOU let happen and didn't do anything to change things.!!

David, you've hit it on the nose....

I've been complaining about similar tactics prior to the launch of 
AO51, objecting mostly, to the use of FM voice vs ssb/cw.
I was told at several conventions by some of the powers that still be 
it was none of my business, and I started out as a member of Project 
Oscar long before the east coast took over as AMSAT, and acted as tho 
they invented it!!

They're a bunch of "feather merchants"!!  All ex-service people know 
what I'm talking about, and if one doesn't, google "feather 
merchants" and drill down to "wiki"...

At this point I am not sure there are any feathers in the bag, mostly rocks!!

The fact that all "amateur satellite communications" and concerns 
about them, are voiced only here...including mine, needs no further proof..

Try AO51, and if one tries anything other than a call sign, grid square,
pandemonium ensues telling me to get off the air!!

First time I've ever heard that on ham radio after being licensed for 
60 years!!

Somebody do something!!

Where are OUR existing funds going to go?

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

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