[amsat-bb] Re: Latest Newsletter

James Luhn luhn at wt.net
Fri Sep 6 07:16:46 PDT 2013

I have a great deal of experience with mailing bulk mail and I know the 
delivery can vary tremendously. My post office is also not consistent in 
how they "police" my PO box.  I have had them refuse mail addressed to 
someone other than myself.  By someoneelse, I mean the last name is 
correct but not the first.  This happens about once a year and then they 
continue to fill the box with mail addressed to people I have never 
heard of.

I will patiently wait for the Journal as it still might show up in the 
box some day.  I dearly love all of my Amateur Radio Publications that I 
receive.  The AMSAT Journal is my number one, followed by 
RadCom(RSGB-Excellent Publication!), QST, CQ, and a few others.  I 
sincerely appreciate the efforts of those involved with the publication 
of the AMSAT Journal.  The average reader probably does not have a clue 
how difficult it is to produce a publication like the AMSAT Journal.  
The actual placement of articles in the publication is a simple task 
compared to actually obtaining the article.  Those who have written 
articles need plenty of applause too!

I guess I am "old school" but there is something about the paper copy of 
a publication that a computer cannot replace.  My iPad will never feel 
like paper and I sure have a great deal of difficulty making notes on 
what I read on my iPad, notebooks, or large monitor.  There is nothing 
like going back to an old publication that is dog eared, coffee stained, 
and full of notes and phone numbers.  These artifacts all bring back 
fond memories of contacts, projects, and friends.


On 9/6/2013 12:05 AM, B J wrote:
> On 9/6/13, Rick Tejera <SaguaroAstro at cox.net> wrote:
>> You know, now that I think about it, I do recall the message about the
>> mailing labels. It was said we should get the Journal, but the name would
>> be
>> different.
>> Fact is I haven't gotten my copy.
>> Were they mailed or was the mailing agent fixing the problem??
> My copy arrived last week.  Usually, I get mine about a week or two
> after many American hams report receiving  theirs, though that might
> be because I live in Canada.
> My mailing label was correct, so maybe the problem was fixed by the
> time my copy was put into the post.
> 73s
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
> <snip>

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