[amsat-bb] Re: Trolls on the -bb

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Tue Sep 1 19:42:23 PDT 2009

The AMSAT issues are all in the text?

On 1 Sep 2009 at 17:45, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:

> I've about had it with the trolling and the bickering and
> the internet commandos cruising for reactions. They've caused it to cease
> being fun or even interesting to participate in this email list.

Voicing an opinion is really " cruising for reactions" I think not or theses opinions are probably exposing something who should not be 
disclose fearing the membership/sponsored reactions?

> rather than
> analyze telemetry, plan schedules, maintain webpages, solder circuit boards,
> mail ballots, test batteries, process renewals, inquire about new
> opportunities, mentor a beginner or a cubesat project, write an article,
> schedule an ARISS QSO, etc?

I don't remember having read anything about criticisms on the work done but on what some are thinking the next moves and orientation should 
be. I think it is more a second guessing problem than anything else. 
Stage coach are always watching in your back just beware...

> I know AMSAT has had it's issues over it's long history, and we are all
> disappointed that HEOs seem to be almost out of reach for us now. We are all
> human and we all make mistakes, especially when it involves rocket engines,
> building spacecraft on hobby store budgets, and getting all past our
> benefactor launch agency trials and schedules.

If "HEOs seem to be almost out of reach for us now" what we should do next? no more false illusions about geo sat's and so on just get back 
on earth and focused on how to help P3E and our German friend.

> We have also learned from
> our mistakes, 

Is it not natural to try to remember our past mistakes to avoid them in future?

> it is time to move ahead. Our officers and our BOD is
> almost entirely different from just 5 years ago.

Is this will carry any new ideas even if the names are changing? I think not as the closed AMSAT-NA BOD circle is still hovering above.

> If a member has a problem with or suggestion for how a volunteer is doing
> their job, contact them through the website
Some are trying but they don't succeed AMSAT-NA is not like your local ham club where you can see your partners each week end. It was a 
time where this "club" spirit was there and it give's AO-40 and Echo. 

Aside of a HEO sat what's remain next? Cubes? and Arisat a 6 scrabble point word! and ISS? yes we all know there is a cross band repeater 
up there resting on the wall !!

Is it possible to let the paying members operating the sat's without always feeling bad because they are not member of the president club 
or as they don' t donate much or just they are unable or not  interested to be a volunteer?

When you are watching a movie even if all the attendance want's to help all at the same time the guy who play with the film reel there will 
not be enough room to let all of  them go in.

If the pressure is too high it is probably an indication of a communication problem?, Not listening or just standing by our ideas will just 
increased the complaining factor. 

P.S. Success and achievement are the criticisms antidote and a perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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