[AMRadio] Phone band expansion

Bob Maser bmaser at tampabay.rr.com
Sun Oct 15 08:20:03 EDT 2006

For good I hope.  We have beat this subject to death.  You did (or didn't 
do) what you chose and I and a lot of others did what we wanted.  I would be 
glad to sign /4 if that was the law but it isn't so I don't.
73 OM
Bob W6TR in FL
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Phone band expansion

> On 10/13/06, Bob Maser <bmaser at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
>> Plus, if he had half a brain, he would have upgraded to an Extra back in 
>> the
>> late 60's, early 70's.  It's sour grapes.
> How do you figure that, Bob? Someone prefers not to upgrade to a
> higher license to get a few (until recently) more kcs of spectrum
> because they feel the test is a give-away? Would the benefit of
> upgrading be the opportunity to have an Extra Class-only SSB contact
> with you?
>> I agree that a pre no-code Extra
>> is more valuable than post no code but he missed the boat.  My feeling is
>> that my 20WPM Extra will always be worth more(to me at least) than a no 
>> code
>> Extra.
> Sounds like you're the one suffering from sour grapes syndrome. How
> DARE they offer the Extra Class license to those 'lesser' licensees
> with an easier test??
>> I've always felt that no code extras should sign /nc when in the
>> Extra part of the bands.
> That's okay, I've always thought that all hams should append their
> callsign with the call area they actually reside in, be it a Vanity
> call they bought or otherwise. Not so long ago, it was the law. And it
> actually makes sense, more sense than having someone sign /NC so that
> you can feel somehow superior.
> Think about it Bob - you wouldn't even need to have the "half a brain"
> you suggest the other fellow lacks, to get a 4-area callsign. You
> could just sign W6TR/4 so folks would have a better idea where that
> superior signal was coming from. (o:
> Out.
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ
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