[amsat-bb] Fwd: Final email.

Patrick flymooney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 00:39:06 UTC 2015

On 4/13/2015 12:44 PM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) wrote:

> First of all, define "timely manner". This is a very subjective standard,
> and will differ based on the QSO/QSL scenario.

I understand completely. Like all disputes, this one is mainly based on 
miscommunication (or no communication) between the two parties. I think 
the best thing to do is post on QRZ (or wherever) an advisory along the 
lines of "I will QSL when I get time but I'm a very busy person so don't 
expect it inside of 6 months".  :)

I do think if someone is emailing you and getting frustrated, the best 
avenue to settle things is to either a) answer and explain or b) take 
care of whatever it is the complaint is about and get on with your life. 
In this case, personally, I'd just taken the two minutes to fill out the 
QSL and dropped it in the mail. If for anything, just so I didn't have 
to be bothered anymore. Sometimes sticking with your pride and making a 
point isn't the best way to handle things, even if you're 100% in the right.

We're all hams and members of an extended "ham family". We need to be 
watching out for each other, doing whatever we can to help one another, 
and sticking together in order to ensure a firm stand against those 
people who don't have our best interests at heart. If that means 
sometimes I have to cut someone slack I don't particularly like, then so 
be it. I'll expect the same treatment when I fall short as well.  :)


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