|[AMRadio] Wealth of help|
abeck at xplornet.com
Sat Jan 27 10:18:56 EST 2007
I have 15 years in as a Broadcast engineer, but not transmitters, just
Stevan A. White wrote:
> Hey Alan,
> I am a "new" AMer myself but I have been a broadcast engineer for over
> 25 years. I'm 49 but NOT eligible for QCWA. I sure wish I was. I
> was discouraged from becoming a ham when I was in high school but the
> desire never left me. After getting past the hurdles of getting
> married, buying a house, and having kids, I finally took the plunge
> and I'm having a blast!
> Just try to overlook the soreheads and the critics. There's a lot of
> 'em out there but I've found out that there are even more who are
> willing to encourage you and make this quite an enjoyable hobby. If I
> can help in any way, don't hesitate to ask. Most everything I work
> with is far bigger than most ham gear but I've found that the
> electrons don't know the difference so they act the same whether in a
> BIG radio or a little radio. :-)
> Several of us in Amarillo, Texas are thinking of forming the AMAAMA --
> AMArillo AMers Association. I don't know where you are but if there's
> enough of you, you might consider the same; or, just get a bunch
> together on the air. Maybe the fever will spread!
> Happy Hamming & 73,
> Steve White, W5SAW
> Alan Beck wrote:
>> I read emails in this forum that are more about hurting peoples
>> feelings than helping budding young AMers such as me (45 yrs old and
>> eligable for QCWA).
>> I want mentors.
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