[AMRadio] Re: KD5OEI

Patrick Jankowiak recycler at swbell.net
Wed Aug 17 19:37:33 EDT 2005

yeah I can be a curmudgeon. But I didn't get the link between the CB lingo 
and the tech license.

I was touchy about the meaning of the term. Gee, is that how people see the 
technician licensees (the 'old' meaning, i.e. ex-CBers et al)?

I think of the CB and the ham radio as two completely different things. The 
only thing in common is the kind of transport. But that's because I look at 
them from an electronics-minded person's somewhat sterile point of view. 
Politicially or socially other implications may exist.

When I want to get on the CB, I fire up the Realistic TRC-458 on 19 and 
check out the truck stop chatter. I'm near the intersections of two major 
interstates. It is the CB radio.

When I want to get on the ham radio, I fire up the Alinco DR-135 and look 
for the DARC repeater or the MARS net if it is on, or maybe the old Kenwood 
TS-430 and try to listen to some AM. Those are the ham radios.

oh well.


> From: "Bob Maser" <bmaser at tampabay.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re:  KD5OEI
> My, aren't we touchy.  Actually, I was more interested in telling you that 
> your message had a virus attached to it than giving you a hard time about 
> your technician license.  Maybe now that it looks like CW will be dropped 
> from amateur requirements, we'll see more of you guys down on the bands 
> where AM is still practiced.
> Bob W6TR

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