There can't be anything going on in "board meetings" when they aren't having any!
Jeff Moore -- KE7ACY
On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 4:01 AM Joseph Armbruster via AMSAT-BB < [email protected]> wrote:
I would like to see regular updates again, in an environment that is free of legal intimidation and rich of engineering activity, like it use to be... That's why I voted for: Hammond, Paige, Stoetzer.
AMSAT should be voting for people who speak well about AMSAT, work for AMSAT and want it to continue to evolve and grow. I have seen some board members speak up now and then, but it seems limited now and focused on answering specific engineering questions.
I'm not on the board of AMSAT, or involved with the board in any way, but from all observations i've been able to make from the -bb traffic, it seems like many on the BOD are being forced to walk on eggshells with their words and are being stifled due to legal threats. Reference the -bb email "[Reply to W5PFG's letter of 10 July 2020", and all it's majesty. With an email like this being sent publically to the -bb, who knows what else has gone on behind the scenes or in board meetings. Not sure if the email was sent just-for-show or not (you know how some people can be these days...), but that's the work of Patrick and Michelle (ref the email), whom appear to be part of the root cause of the deafening silence we are experiencing from the board. If you want to do AMSAT a service, sift through the -bb and vote-away the friends-and-family of ORI. Otherwise, it feels like it will be the last year, ad-infinitum, minus any engineering activity.
Joseph Armbruster KJ4JIO