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Re: AO-40 and the Season



Well said,  very well said!  Best holiday to all.  Cliff K7RR



On Sun, 24 Dec 2000, Jim Sanford wrote:

> Ladies and Gentlemen:
> 
> I've been monitoring all the speculation, brainstorming, and occasional
> criticism of the AO-40 Command Team in our current apprehensive
> situation.
> 
> These folks are sweating bullets over losing 10 years of their LIVES and
> more than a few dollars of world wide investment and trust if things
> aren't recovered.  I'm sure they're not sleeping well, if at all.  I,
> too, would like to know more about what's going on, but recognize that
> they have their hands full.
> 
> Tomorrow, while we open presents, enjoy way too much food, and a bit of
> football, these guys are going to be trying to do the same for the sake
> of their families, but all the while with apprehension in the back of
> their minds.  HOPING that the bird will recover itself so they can
> recover data they'll spend weeks analyzing.  HOPING that it's not all
> for naught, but unable to do much to influence events.  Ham radio is a
> hobby, but these gents, AND THEIR FAMILIES, are making a tremendous
> COMMITTMENT, which we should acknowledge, respect, and be grateful for
> in this season of celebration and joy.  Think of the stress they're
> under in your prayers and thoughts, and amid all the celebration
> tomorrow, take just a few seconds to be grateful for Karl, Peter,
> Stacey, and others I can't even name but know are there.
> 
> To the command team:  I admire, respect, and THANK you for what you're
> doing.  Stay with it, but take some time tomorrow to enjoy your family.
> Please pass along my thanks to them for their sacrifice in allowing you
> few folks to do so much for so many of us.  Good luck with the bird, but
> enjoy the day.
> 
> 73 and Very Respectfully,
> 
> Jim Sanford
> wb4gcs@amsat.org
> 
> 
> 
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