[AMRadio] Perahaps its too easy .....Was New Book: The World of Ham

Mark Foltarz Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Wed Aug 22 19:07:55 EDT 2007



--- "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

> A great pity that's no longer true to-day.  Thanks to commercial interests 
> and the instant gratification "gimme" attitude of modern society, mainstream 
> ham radio has declined into a "consumer" activity, that appeals largely to 
> retirees with disposable income.  Ham operators no longer have to really 
> understand any radio theory to pass the token examinations with published 
> question-answer pools.  Many of to-day's newcomers with Extra Class tickets 
> can't even figure out how to construct a simple dipole, let alone trace a 
> schematic. (Just check out some of the questions asked in the Q-A forum on 
> QRZ.com or on e-ham.) Building something from scratch using available 
> material is out of the question for the vast majority of to-day's crowd.

Darn small world - even smaller when it comes to things Corvair.

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