[AMRadio] The AM Window

Geoff/W5OMR w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Wed Dec 22 12:17:57 EST 2004

> Quote - "Then those aren't what we call "real hams".  I don't think I
> know of an AM Radio Operator that would be caught *dead* running a
> store-bought dipole antenna.  Them folks are no more than an appliance
> operator."
> In today's world of amateur radio, what does the phrase "real hams"
> really mean? If, you're comparing hams of today with hams of 40 or 50
> years ago, there are major differences in their outlook and perception of
> what ham radio is to them. It doesn't make them less of a "real ham"
> because they choose to use a modern appliance-type radio. 

John Coleman, constant lurker and sometimes poster to this list, said it best.

I'm sure John wouldn't mind, if we were all to take a look at what he wrote,
about "What AM Means To Me", found at

73 = Best Regards,

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