I have been subscribed to AMSAT-BB for just about a week. I had done so in an effort to get some help with linear mode control functions of SatPC32 and a FT-847 so I might continue operating the satellite station of a recent SK. Watching this thread and the, as someone called them, "bizarre" comments posted by some is causing me to have second thoughts.
I have made but a handful of QSOs on FM satellites and, so far, no QSOs on linear modes due to a lack of comprehension on the part of the operator so my presence from EN18 has had no real impact. I will continue to gain experience with FM satellites from both the fixed station and a portable station in an effort to provide EN18/27/28/29 for those who need them. I'll see about revisiting AMSAT-BB at a later date.