Joe Spier, K6WAO, resigns as AMSAT President

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Joe Spier, K6WAO, resigns as AMSAT President

    Joe Spier, K6WAO, has tendered his resignation as AMSAT President, citing personal reasons.
    Spier had served as AMSAT's President since October 2017. Prior to his tenure as President, Spier served as AMSAT's Executive Vice President and Vice President - Educational Relations. He also served as an AMSAT News Service Editor and as a member of the ARISS Education Team.

    Under the AMSAT bylaws, Executive Vice President Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, assumes the office of President until the next meeting of the Board of Directors.

    Stoetzer said "I want to thank Joe for his many years of service to AMSAT in a variety of roles. I especially want to recognize his efforts to mark AMSAT's 50th Anniversary with special events at the Dayton Hamvention and AMSAT Symposium. His leadership in bringing together a variety of figures from the history of amateur radio in space in Arlington, VA this past fall helped to make the Symposium a very special event."

  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Joe was a positive role and face for AMSAT. Lessons to be learned from that!

    I am very concerned about the churnings of leadership in ham radio at a time when we are under attack.

    Our 'hobby' is being picked away under the rubric of 'service', or voids within said 'service'. And yes, that is happening on small sats, too.

    Time for all hams to watch the old MOVIE: 'Twelve O'Clock High' ....again. Life lessons abound in that, with ironic application to today.

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
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  3. K8JHR

    K8JHR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I appreciate erudition, but I sorta, kinda doubt "rubric" is the most appropriate locution you could employ to express your point. Perhaps you could restate your position in more prosaic terminology, making it easier to understand, as I am confident you offer a worthwhile take. Sometimes haste makes waste, compressing too much content into too few words, and it would help if you more fully explained what you mean to say. Again, while I am confident you have something good to say, you sorta miss the mark.

    Just saying - K8JHR

    rubric (noun)

    1 a title, heading, direction, or the like, in a manuscript, book, statute, etc., written or printed in red or otherwise distinguished from the rest of the text.

    2 a direction for the conduct of divine service or the administration of the sacraments, inserted in liturgical books.

    3 any established mode of conduct or procedure; protocol.

    4 an explanatory comment; gloss.

  4. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    HUH???? Just how does one " express your point... restate your position in more prosaic terminology..." while QUOTING an article?
  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, since I am obviously illiterate by your analysis, kindly express my opinion for me ;-)
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  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Taking a stab at K8JHR's request....

    blah blah blah blah... heading...blah blah blah.

    Think that corrects it!
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  7. K8JHR

    K8JHR Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Our 'hobby' is being picked away" by
    blah blah blah blah... heading...blah blah blah


    Thank you for the reply. Apparently that is the best you can do. More to the point, the inability to actually communicate one's message is what "picks away at the hobby. " I am sorry I expected more from you. K8JHR
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  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Life is full of disappointments, as the situation with the AMSAT President so clearly evinces.

    I always got that on my report card: 'did not achieve my expectations'. And yet....

    Perhaps in another year the magic '65' button will provide you that wisdom.
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  9. K5SOP

    K5SOP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Arrogant - adjective, having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
    "he's arrogant and opinionated"
    Example: K8HJR
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  10. W2JKT

    W2JKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    That escalated quickly...
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