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Re: New ARRL President



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From: "Gregg Wonderly" <w5ggw@cox.net>
Cc: "amsatbb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New ARRL President


> Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> > Maybe my initial post was a little rugged, and truthfully I am not a
staunch
> > supporter of ARRL, even though I count George Wilson, W4OYI, former
> > president , as one of my best friends.
>
> As I hope everyone realizes, an organization is no better than its active
> members.  Being a member is only part of the puzzle.  If you have no
interest in
> promoting your ideals, then you'll likely not see those reflected in the
> organizations ideals.
>
> The ARRL probably doesn't consider its business to be in the middle of any
> particular organizations business.  Asking ARRL to promote AMSAT is like
asking
> it to promote any one of a number of special interest groups or
individuals who
> have participated in the activities of amatuer radio.  I don't think that
is
> ARRLs job.  It should promote Amatuer Radio activities in general, and if
you
> send in an article for publication in QST, then you can get in line with
all the
>   other interests that would like to promote themselves or their
> activities/accomplishments.
>
> AMSAT can stand on its own, and should.  If you don't think it can stand
on its
> own, then perhaps there is not sufficient membership that cares about what
> happens with AMSAT?
>
> Gregg Wonderly
> W5GGW

Hi Gregg, W5GGW

In my opinion your article make sense.

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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