[amsat-bb] Re: Staus? ... come back next week!

Armando Mercado am25544 at triton.net
Tue Sep 1 08:01:27 PDT 2009

> Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:19:38 +0200
> From: John Hackett <archie.hackett at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Staus? ... come back next week!.
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      The Builder
      Author Unknown

      I saw them tearing a building down
      A team of men in my hometown.
      With a heave and a ho and a yes yes yell,
      they swung a beam and a sidewall fell.

      And I said to the foreman, "Are these men skilled?"
      "Like the ones you'd use if you had to build?"
      And he laughed and said, "Oh no, indeed...
      the most common labor is all I need...
      for I can destroy in a day or two
      what takes a builder ten years to do."

      So I thought to myself as I went on my way...
      Which one of these roles am I willing to play?
      Am I one who is tearing down as I carelessly make my way around?
      Or am I one who builds with care, in order to make the world a
      little better... because I was there?

> Err ... chaps,
>                  This evening, Sunday the 30th of August, 21:10 GMT.
> The Amsat-NA satellite status page reports FO-29 as being A-OK.
> It's the 6th day of silence now - (the D.Carr page status is correct).
> *NOT* very Impressive Amsat. 1 day, OK, 2 days (marginally) acceptable,
> but 6 days? ... doesn't exactly incite to impress the pitential newcomer.
> Yes, I *KNOW* they're volunteers. I understand the workload. The potential
> newcomer doesn't - and he may wonder why he can't hear his downlink.
> The newcomer probably doesn't subscribe to the ANS yet, and maybe has
> never even heard! of D.Carr & Bob Bruninga.
> 73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

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