[amsat-bb] Re: 22% votes

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 13:15:41 PDT 2012

I agree. But its easier to sit on your butt and point fingers. If you
actually do something you have to take responsibility for the failure not
just the success.

I wish the folks who long for the HEO's would solve two problems. Where the
money will come from to build it and where the money will come from to
launch it. Or who will provide a ride share deal and where the money will
come from for that.

I hear it all the time at hamfests about how amsat screwed up how amsat is
wrong how much money they lost etc etc etc and when asked how they will
help the usual answer is either nothing or they will help when the HEO
flies. Yeah right

John AG9D
On Sep 19, 2012 3:04 PM, "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv at usa.net> wrote:

> > Did all of the people who complain about AMSAT and the lack of this or
> > that satellite or feature or they way they are built or when do we get
> > another HEO or how someone failed once, did they all vote?
> The complainers need to do more than vote, they need to run for office
> themselves.
> > All of the above. Most care less about the politics. Even fewer actually
> > would give their time to make a difference. But there never is a shortage
> > of complainers.
> The US presidential election will be decided by about half of our eligible
> voters. The rest of them are too busy watching American Idol to give a damn
> about who runs the country for the next four years, or else they believe
> that
> nothing will change no matter which side wins.
> >The numbers are low, was there an option to vote on line? That may be
> >something to look at for next year or something like it.
> An excellent idea. Why don't you go ahead and make it so? You would need to
> figure out how to verify that only paid-up members can vote. That is why
> the
> paper ballots are mailed out to active members each year. While you are at
> it,
> I would also like to have a password protected members-only section of the
> web
> site where we could post the symposium materials that I have been
> collecting
> and archiving over the past half dozen years. My web coding skills are not
> up
> to the task but I would like to share these materials with the paid-up
> Amsat
> members.
> > > Seems to be true of anything anymore, only 10% of our homeowners
> > > showed up for the annual meeting.  5% of those had complaints that
> > > they only voice once a year at the annual meeting.  I don't know if
> > > that means I'm doing a great job as a board member, or nobody gives a
> > hoot either way.
> Try erecting an 80 foot radio tower in your backyard. That should increase
> your homeowner's association turnout by a large amount!
> 73
> Dan Schultz N8FGV
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