To all the AMSAT volunteers in the Webpage, Newsletter and Dayton Video teams, please accept my profound thanks for your efforts. I am enjoying the newsletters and the webpage is looking better and better. I think the new "Blog" format is very informative and useful as are the restored links to the old pages. Keep up the good work.
Recently I complained about the perceived lack of information and action on the issues with ARISS and NASA. Now after watching the videos from the Dayton Hamvention presentations, I understand the challenges of dealing with bureaucracies much better. Many thanks to the ARISS team for explaining the issues so clearly in the video. I also am hopeful that the ITAR issue will be resolved soon and we can get back to perhaps exchanging technology and knowledge for rides.
A couple of long lasting birds would go a long way toward attracting new ground stations and users. Perhaps a cloud based application where captured telemetry from the "CubeSats" could be forwarded to be stored for later download and information on the necessary hardware to build such stations would be a low maintenance yet broad based program. This way hams and non-hams could participate and contribute, with ease.
Thanks again for a job well done (and doing).