[amsat-bb] Interesting articke

Doug - k4gkj k4gkj at embarqmail.com
Thu Oct 2 01:44:53 UTC 2014

Thank You! My intentions directly, but wanted others to understand of this bring in print too. 
Mistakes or no mistakes, it was an honest try to convey a concern.  

Doug Bennight

-------- Original message --------
From: Jeff Yanko <wb3jfs at cox.net> 
To: Gus <gus at 8p6sm.net>,amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Interesting articke 

On 10/1/2014 4:54 PM, Jeff Yanko wrote:
> I can see how this could be construed and not pertaining to amateur 
> radio satellites.  However, since this topic was highlighted and 
> brought to everyone's attention by an AMSAT member, and linking a 
> legitimate website, this would be an opportune time for the AMSAT 
> President or member of the board to directly contact this outlet and 
> refute such allegations and misunderstandings.  If nobody in authority 
> stands up to this, we'll just keep getting a bad rap and it could 
> damage our future endeavors through payload restrictions.
> 73,
> Jeff  WB3JFS
> On 10/1/2014 4:29 PM, Gus wrote:
>> The point is, if you post a message with a completely generic subject 
>> (like "Interesting Article") and a body text consisting entirely of a 
>> URL and not even a callsign in your signature, then it is 
>> indistinguishable from SPAM. Under the circumstances how was someone 
>> to know that this linked to anything of interest to a ham radio 
>> operator, and not to some porno site or a credit card scam or similar?

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