Robert, please, keep in mind that everyone working on building spacecraft is a volunteer. Nobody is paid to build a particular project, nor can they be expected to do so. Therefore, to some extent, he who does the work makes the rules.
At the same time, planners and buildings know full well that, without substantial Member support, projects won't be funded.
In the end, the best current interests of the Members and creative visions are weighed carefully by our elected Directors. The outcome, of necessity, includes many reasonable possibilities, with which reasonable people will agree and disagree. (I've seen the process first hand.)
Rather than engage in further dialog on BB, I suggest joining in the process by voting for your choice of Directors, coming to Board meetings, writing articles for the Journal with specific ideas, and following whatever other constructive paths come to mind to help the AMSAT mission succeed.
Don't criticize. PARTICIPATE!
I hope this helps.
73, art..... W4ART Arlington VA
On 24-Aug-2009, at 6:27 PM, Rocky Jones wrote:
Bob. I am not twisting any words
If the people believed in the amateur radio satellite service, they would build products that serve the interest of that group.
If they build something else, they are doing it for other reasons.