[amsat-bb] Fwd: Final email.

Dave Swanson dave at druidnetworks.com
Mon Apr 13 16:25:54 UTC 2015

I'm still the new guy around this community, and try to sit back and 
listen and learn. But here's the thing... this is a threat, a threat 
over something as utterly silly as QSL card delay. Wow. So as the new 
guy I'm going to come out and say that this is unacceptable.

In my short 9 months of operating satellites, I've made nearly 1000 
contacts and operated from 30 different grids. I have (at least) two 
1000 mile plus trips planned for May and June where I'll be bringing my 
sat gear with me, and probably more as work trips ramp back up this 
fall.  I've gone out of my way to activate grids for this, and other 
individuals, and I QSL via LOTW or card - all people have to do is ask. 
It's fun, I like it, and I enjoy it. I rove... a lot.. and I fill out a 
lot of cards. With this in mind, as of today I am implementing a new 
policy for my roving:

If you act like a jerk to other members of this community, I will not 
answer you when I rove. It's that simple. That way there is no heartburn 
over late QSL cards, because we'll have never made contact in the first 

73, Dave, KG5CCI

On 4/13/2015 7:48 AM, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
> Folks,
> I answer QSLs for my rover ops when I can, but everyone gets a card eventually. Generally it takes me a month or two. Harassing and threatening me by email doesn't help at all.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> Sent from my iPhone
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Jeff Lamb <nx9b at comcast.net>
>> Date: April 13, 2015 at 8:27:28 AM EDT
>> To: "glasbrenner at mindspring.com" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
>> Subject: Final email.
>> Drew, this is my final email to you about my QSL cards that I sent you an SASE for back in mid January.
>> You have refused to acknowledge any previous attempts to contact you about this problem.
>> If you do not acknowledge receipt of my correspondence, my next action will be in a much more public forum.
>> You have plenty of time to work Yuri but you can't fill out my cards?
>> I can tell you that I send out QSL cards to everyone I work from portable, usually at my own expense and upload all to LoTW. It's just the way it's supposed to be done.
>> The ball is in your court but your time is running out. If I have not heard from you by week's end, this will go public and not in a flattering way.
>> Your call.
>> 73 de Jeff, NX9B, EM66sj
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