[amsat-bb] How to be a jackass, in one easy lesson!
kf6kyi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 16:39:33 PST 2008
It's really easy. All you have to do is say something like this:
> If the COMPASS team is looking for someone (or more) radioamateurs
> all around the world in assisting with command and telemetry using our
> amateur ground stations built using our amateur money in my opinion the
> COMPASS-1 scientific organization should donate contributions to AMSAT
> in order to buid our communication satellites.
You, Domenico, are a jackass. An embarrassment. A black eye to the
greater ham community, and the spirit of exploration, learning and
cooperation that is required by our activity. If you can't help, or
don't want to help, that's perfectly fine. You can stew in your own
bile as much as you like. Some of us (indeed I suspect most of us)
aren't so mean spirited as you, and would find it a great pleasure to
donate our efforts to help our kindred spirits in their orbital
endeavors without extracting the pound of pecuniary flesh that you seem
Sadly, my own station is probably of limited utility to DK3WN and the
COMPASS-1 team. Here's hoping that someone with the right technical expertise
and more importantly, the proper amateur spirit to step up and provide
help for the COMPASS-1 team.
Mark VandeWettering KF6KYI
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