[amsat-bb] Re: Hearing AO-51

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Sun Oct 2 13:52:44 PDT 2011

>> ... ISS was nothing more then a flying mailbox and that getting a qsl card for leaving a message in an
orbiting bbs was dumb ...

I was wishing that that type of ignorance didn't exist in our hobby ... but I've been called an "optimist" (as well 
as several other things ... (grin)).

I was on the organizing committee for a local hamfest a few years ago, and actually ran into a similar 
sentiment. The "powers-that-be" desired the 'fest's station to be all-HF. When I pointed out that that 
was discriminatory, elitist, and not in the best interests of furthering amateur radio to the masses, 
they relented.

But I wasn't asked to be on the committee the next year ...

And so it goes.

Clint, K6LCS

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