[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Journal

Ed Long wa4swj at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 26 10:02:15 PDT 2009

Kent and everyone,

For quite a while now Bill Hook and I were the only people working on the Journal to get it into your hands. BTW - Bill does a yeoman job with editing. I was the only one trying to obtain articles for publication and due to a lot of factors I wasn't doing much of a job and was having poor success getting articles in. You've probably seen a few of my pleas on the BB. I was the production guy trying to do sales (selling people on why they should write for the Journal). Thus, the Journal has been running late since I had nothing to publish since I'm not much of a sales guy. Now we have two more folks helping us and we've been able to scare up some more content. So I hope this gets better.

Usually I send out a note to the BB when the issue goes to the printer since we have been late releasing issues. I was just trying to keep everyone informed. This time I didn't do that. Just forgot to be honest. However, it is in the mail and you should get it soon if you don't have it already. The last issue was Jan/Feb 2009.

I am working on the Mar/Apr 2009 issue right now, which is a lot sooner in the schedule than in the recent past. The goal is to get the Journal to the printer the first week of the even months so that members can get the issue sometime during the second month posted on the cover. For example: I would hope you will see the Mar/Apr issue sometime in April. As soon as possible in the month would be better.

Layout of the Journal is a one man job and it is a LOT of work. When articles are lacking it is just that much more frustrating. But, with JoAnne and Tim helping out (see your last issue cover - upper right) things should get better.

I'll continue to send out notices when the issue is uploaded to the printer. After that it is out of my hands and into the rain, sleet snow and hail........



Editor, The AMSAT Journal

> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:27:55 -0500
> From: k5knt.kent at gmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  AMSAT Journal
> Is the AMSAT Journal web page (http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/journal/)
> correct in that the current issue is November/December 2008? If not, when
> was the last issue mailed, as I haven't received any since the
> November/December 2008 issue. Also is there any way to order backissues? I
> can't seem to find any of the other 2008 issues.
> I'm asking as my magazine delivery has been rather unreliable lately.
> -- 
> 73, Kent K5KNT
> AMSAT #36765
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