[amsat-bb] Re: broken links

Joel Black jbblack68 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 16:12:35 PDT 2009

I first started in amateur satellites back in the late '90's (I am just now
getting my station back in working order after a long hiatus).  You should
have seen the webpage then.  Today's is leaps and bounds ahead of the old
one.  As a matter-of-fact, I think you can peruse the old webpage here:

I got lots more information from the BB and from ANS.  I would look at the
ANS and figure out what birds I wanted to work, then I would go to the BB
and ask questions.  I also found that I learned a lot more if I just
investigated for myself on a lot of stuff.  I read articles in QST and the
AMSAT Journal.  Wow, there is still a plethora of information available.
You can even go to the archived BB articles on the old webpage (maybe the
new one too, I didn't dig that deeply).

I would be more than happy to Elmer someone in the West Alabama area or even
via email, but I'm afraid I may have as many questions as the person I'm
Elmering.  When I got started there was a guy here who was willing to Elmer
me, but I wanted to "do it myself."  Granted, not everyone wants to "do it

Someone mentioned starting an AMSAT wiki.  I think that would be a great
idea, but I am not sure how to go about starting something like that.
However, I'd be willing to contribute to something like that.

Short version, information is still out there, you just have to be willing
to dig through the gorilla dust to get to it.

Joel, W4JBB

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Glen Zook <gzook at yahoo.com> wrote:

> The problem is that the volunteer function on the website hasn't been
> working for some time.
> I tried several times to volunteer in areas that I have expertise and the
> system would not take the information.  Finally, I gave up.
> Glen, K9STH
> AMSAT 239/LM 463
> Website:  http://k9sth.com
> --- On Tue, 9/8/09, Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner at mindspring.com> wrote:
> So who among you would like to volunteer to rewrite some of the articles
> and bring them up to date?
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Joel Black

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