|[AMRadio] Ham Embarrasment|
ronnie.hull at glowbugs.com
Mon Jan 3 18:44:59 EST 2005
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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,
> To TIME recipients:
> An article in your TIME magazine by Lev
> Grossman has been forwarded to my office.
> 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
> 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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