I'm very fortunate to have a mentor to push me a little. I get a Messenger message prior to a satellite pass, I try hard to attend the satellite passes I am given the heads up on. There are so many people piling up trying to be heard, I know if my friend is on, he will answer me.
I can't wait till I answer everyone.
I won't forget what it was like to be a beginner at this.
Anyway, it's a very unusual pass time. Many people tell me, "I can just pick up the phone." Yes, I can just pick up the phone, I don't want to. I want to learn something new. There is nothing like tracking a small box 400 miles high moving at more than 17,000 miles per hour that you can't see with your eyes. Nothing like meeting people that are doing the same thing, meeting them by satellite and then meeting them in person.
Frustration is just a part of learning as is failure.
Although I don't enjoy the frustration, it helps with understanding.