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Re: When will the stupid whining stop? Probably never.



Have a nice life!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bucklaew" <ka2kqp@k2fa.org>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:17 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] When will the stupid whining stop? Probably never.


> I'm done!  I'm so sick of hearing that anyone who disagrees with the
"Party
> Line" is stupid, lazy or a whiner.  I've been in this hobby over 20 years
> and have never been interested in phase III type operations.  When AO-13
was
> up I had a friend who built a station and worked it for a while.  Watching
> it the first couple of times was interesting but not anything I would do
> full time.  Not because I can't do it technically or can't afford it.
It's
> just boring to me.  When it bit the dust he took down his antennas and
> doesn't seem interested in the least.  Lately I've enjoyed the RS-12/13
> package (whatever mode it's in) and using my HT in the parking lot at work
> during breaks to work AO-27 and UO-14.  Wide area coverage from an HT is
> cool.  SSB to Europe or Japan is ho-hum.  (A couple of sun-spot cycles
will
> do that to you.)  I joined AMSAT-NA in January to start to be more
engaged.
> The kids are older now and I've found more free time to play radio.  I'm
> surprised that I was so naive to think that AMSAT would be any better than
> the local repeater groups when it comes to the back-biting, etc.  Anyway,
> I'm outta here.  Have fun and good luck!
>
> Mike Honer, W1BFN said "I just called Martha, and doubled last year's
gift.
> Those of you who are whining, HOW MUCH DID YOU GIVE?"
>
> I e-mailed Martha and resigned.  Keep the change.
>
> Mike
> (KA2KQP)
>
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