Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Wed Jul 16 14:02:45 PDT 2008

Amsat is not a for-profit corporation with employees who take orders and
follow directions from management. Amsat's management cannot order anyone to
do anything. It is an all volunteer organization and an ego stroke is the only
reward that people get for their hard work. It has always been well known that
this sort of environment attracts the Type-A prima donnas
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prima_donna ->"the term often signifies a vain,
obnoxious and temperamental person who, although irritating, cannot be done
without.") In a room full of such people, arguments and fights are not
uncommon. It has always been this way in Amsat, but perhaps the rapid
communications of the internet makes it more apparent now than it was in the
past. This too will pass.

As a volunteer organization, Amsat depends on people like you to step forward
and do what needs to be done. If you think you can do a better job, then step
up to the plate and do it. If you don't like the web site or the online store
then come forward and build a better one. If you think you can run the
organization better than the current management then run for elected office.
If you do none of these things, at least stop complaining about the people who

If you think P3E is the way to go, you are free to send your money to Amsat DL
to fund P3E. (http://www.p3e-satellite.org/index.pl?lang=en_EN )

Do one of three things: Lead, Follow, or get out of the way.

Dan Schultz N8FGV

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