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