[amsat-bb] Re: Let's get constructive!

Peter roi at optonline.net
Thu Sep 10 16:57:49 PDT 2009


Well said and Aloha from the Mainland, in NY, I look forward to your
rejoining the "Satellitiers"  even if we are scraping our knuckles due to
our current low orbits.  You sound like someone who has and will add value
to our group, I've been involved just over a year and I'm not sure what I
enjoy more the friendships made our the Satellite contacts.  In any case,
maybe the "Grand Old Lady"  A0-7 will have a big footprint from you to me!
Look forward to Patrick WD9EWK giving us reports on how good you sound!!

Pete, WB2OQQ

> Hey guys and gals, AMSAT members, supporters and kibitzers reading the
> By now everybody had his or her say, positive or negative, it does not
> What matters now, is get together and work on a solution, without pointing
> and or flaming individuals.
> I for myself dropped out of AMSAT in the AO-10 days, some of you old
timers might
> remember me. My reason for that was NOT dissatisfaction with AMSAT, the
other way
> around. AO-10 was wonderful, gave me hours of enjoyment, and friends all
over the globe,
> some of which I had the pleasure of meeting eyeball to eyeball.
> Economics forced me to scale down, drop everything not necessary to
survive, and fight for my
> basic existence. I barely managed not to become homeless. Now I am slowly
back on my
> feet. Oh yes, I will re join AMSAT again. Why? That is a very good
question. AO-10 is gone,
> and all what is left are relative low flyers and the ISS. To understand my
position and yearning
> for HEO's, realize that I live on a very small island, in the middle of
the Pacific Ocean. That
> makes some satellite footprints not even large enough to reach the
Continental United States
> from here. The ones who do, give us only a small sliver of the pie, and
then you can talk to
> the same sat ops for a few minutes, not to say seconds. The latter one is
one of the reasons
> why there are so few sat ops here in Hawaii!
> Why did I rejoin? Number one is to help others to look at the satellite
side of the hobby.
> It is fun, and Hawaii is a rare commodity for you mainlanders, and gives
you one more sat op
> to chat with. Second, after getting my feet wet again (it has been many
years of my hiatus)
> I will volunteer to become an AMSAT coordinator again.
> So I paid my dues, to be back on board. As soon as I feel comfortable to
"lead the heard"
> again, I will volunteer my services.
> I hope the lot of you will do the same, support and build, do not destroy.
Let's get of the
> soap box and do something constructive! Constructive criticism is
appreciated and will lead
> to improvements. But there is no point in beating a dead horse!
> Hope to see you on the sats!
> Aloha, Peter, NH6VB AMSAT# 30992

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