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Re: New ARRL President



The ARRL donated money for P3D. I understand that Joel has been active in
AMSAT in the past and he should be considered a friend of the organization.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>
To: "Roger Kolakowski" <rogerkola@aol.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 21:17 UTC
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New ARRL President


> Roger wrote:
>
>
> >It is disconcerting to me to see what I consider as the ARRL giving short
> >shrift to the Satellite service and AMSAT in general.
> >
> >Perhaps they consider the two organizations as competitors in the same
pool
> >for members?
> >
> >I guess I'm looking for enlightenment from a new face, and in no way
intend
> >to criticize his accomplishments but rather to tap his expert opinions.
>
> I agree entirely with you, Roger, regarding the ARRLORGANIZATION, as
> a whole... I don't know Joel,   but a lot of good friends, as most of
> us do that are ARRL members, some AMSAT, some both, but obviously their
choice.
>
> It appears as tho ARRL does little or NOTHING to support Amateur
> Satellite Operations.
>
> They support GLORIOUSLY  the shuttle flights and  NASA as though that
> had something to do with AMATEUR satellites!!
>
> Not true at the beginning, and for OSCAR 1 and for perhaps, best I
> can remember ~1983 , about the time of the first shuttle.  It is the
> way I learned...
>
> It is the way a lot of us learned about satellites, but today ARRL
> does little or nothing concerning AMATEUR radio satellites...A
> beginner today would learn NOTHING about AMATEUR radio satellites,
> from the ARRL...
>
> But a debt of gratitude for the early years...
>
>
>
>
>
>             73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
>                     Disagree: I learn....
>
>                Pulling for P3E...
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