[AMRadio] Ham Embarrasment


ronnie.hull ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Mon Jan 3 18:44:59 EST 2005


goooooooooooo Bob!!!!



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From: Geoff <w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu>
To: "amradio at mailman.qth.net" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 17:20:05 -0600
Subject: [AMRadio] Ham Embarrasment

> I get mail from Keith LaMonica, because I'm interested in the remote 
> HF radio operation. He's got a mailing list, dedicated to just that. 
> This was in that list.
> 
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
> 
> -------------------------------
> 
> To TIME recipients:
> 
> An article in your TIME magazine by Lev
> Grossman has been forwarded to my office. 
> 
> http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1009913,00.html
> 
>  
> 
> I do believe that Mr. Grossman has
> grossly been mis- informed and for such a prestigious magazine such 
> as yours, one would think this type of gross error would have been 
> avoided. 
> 
>  
> 
> Amateur Radio has been a magnificent
> hobby since the early 1920's for electronic experimenters that work
> tirelessly in their home labs and stations to break barriers and 
> bring new technologies to the consumer world, not to mention the 
> many uses the amateur radio operator achieved from these advances. 
> 
>  
> 
> If Mr. Grossman would do his homework,
> he would have discovered that what he refers to the 'embarassing' hobby
> was the platform for many of the devices he relies upon today.  
> Amateur radio was many of the early engineers college education.  
> Amateur radio operators, turned professional electronic engineers
> brought the world, most of the early technologies that brought us the
> radio receiver, the technology of television, the VCR - audio and
> video, high powered transmitters for AM, FM radio and TV  stations, the
> complicated antenna systems used to transmit those signals, high
> powered audio amplifiers used in high fidelity and live concert 
> stages and the list goes on.  
> 
>  
> 
> It was Art Collins W0CXX that brought
> Single Sideband technology to radio communications that carry vital
> communications world wide - from Air Force One, to virtually every
> transmission made by our government embassies around the world and
> every major commercial airliner in the sky.  The late Arthur Godfrey,
>  General Curtis Lemay, NBC space correspondent Roy Neal,  Walter 
> Kronkite,  several of our US senators, many entertainers such as Joe 
> Walsh of the Eagles, Patti Lovelace, Dave Bell,  Hollywood movie 
> Producer, Ronnie Milsap, baseball great Joe Rudi all the way to the 
> late King Hussein, JY1  are just a 'few' of the many amateur 
> operators that lives have been enriched AND, have enriched each and 
> every person on the globe, including Mr. Grossman by Amateur Radio.
> 
>  
> 
> NONE of this would have been
> accomplished as quickly and as economically if it were not for these
> early pioneers that spend countless late night hours in their home labs
> and stations.   
> 
>  
> 
> Embarrassing?   You make the
> decision.   I think this opens the door for the decision makers at TIME
> Magazine to do a feature article on the high level of technical
> expertise the great hobby of amateur radio brings to the world and I
> have not even touched upon the amazing amount of volunteer work that
> the 'hams' of the world brings to disasters.  If it were NOT for ham
> radio operators volunteering their time and equipment in the heart of
> hurricanes, storms, disasters of all kinds many more lives would have
> been lost AND life line communications were established immediately 
> in these areas....and this continues today. 
> 
>  
> 
> Does Mr. Grossman call saving and
> affecting thousands of lives embarrassing?  Obviously he does.  I think
> it is time for TIME Magazine to rethink his horrible and erroneous
> statement and bring the REAL truth along with an apology to it's
> readers and the several million amateur radio operators world wide.  
> 
>  
> 
> I remain at your service to help you
> provide the truth about Amateur Radio. 
> 
>  
> 
> Best Regards, 
> 
> BOB HEIL, K9EID
> 
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