|[AMRadio] AMers all "old-timers"?|
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 19:53:54 EST 2007
Well, I am an OLD buzzard at 71 years of age and 50 years as a ham.
But I have run packet on two meters and have attempted moon bounce and
satalite bounce so my technology is not totaly ancient.
I am not currently on AM but should be soon (got to modify the 32S1 to
modulate AM) and also on 6 meters FM. Both are old buzzard things I
guess. The S-Line is definately an old buzzard thing. I started in
'58 on 6 meters AM.
On Nov 21, 2007 6:40 PM, Thomas Adams <quixote2 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> At 05:56 PM 11/20/2007, you wrote:
> >I'm not an old buzzard yet, I just turned 35 this year.
> >JT Croteau, N1ESE - Manchester, NH (FN42gx)
> I suppose I'm getting there... 58, and licensed for 44 years now,
> 41 of those as
> an Extra class licensee... not to mention past holder of a 1st Class
> and a 2nd Class Radiotelegraph ticket, complete with a RADAR endorsement. Nasty
> comments from some punk with a no code "Cracker Jack Box" license amuse me.
> As for me, l'll deal with the Old Buzzards anytime; how many of the
> new generation
> of "Extras" can put a PL259 on a hunk of coax, let alone design or
> build a workable
> They'll take away my plate modulator when they pry it outa my cold,
> dead six foot
> relay rack!!! <<smile>>
> If that makes me an Old Buzzard, then SO BE IT!
> Mr. T., W9LBB
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