[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT Journal
k5knt.kent at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 11:48:35 PDT 2009
Ed and all,
Thanks again for the responses. In no way did I mean anything negative
towards AMSAT, the Journal or those involved.
Members of my local club had been talking about receiving there issues of
QST and two weeks later I still had not received mine. I sent an email to
ARRL and received a quick reply to notify them if I had not received it with
in the next few weeks. It arrived two days later. For what ever reason I
received that magazine two weeks later than others in the same city. One
even lives two blocks from me.
When I noticed that I hadn't received any AMSAT Journal issue more recent
than the November/December issue, I began to wonder if this issue was
repeating itself. Thus my posting to the list. Hopefully just my inquiring
will prompt the issue to show up in my mailbox in the next few days. <grin>
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:02, Ed Long <wa4swj at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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?
> > 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
> > ARRL
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73, Kent K5KNT
Sent from San Angelo, TX, United States
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