Fwd: [AMRadio] Hallicrafter S-42

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 18:55:30 EDT 2007

W4AWM at aol.com wrote:
> Reflectors are great things, but they make some of us wonder how some hams 
> ever got their tickets, considering some of the really stupid questions that are 
> asked. Many of these are so common sense that many school kids can answer 
> them even though they are not licensed. If you want to see what a real exam was 
> like, find an old license manual. There was none of this mutiple guess stuff 
> like today. You had to draw a diagram of a transmitter and label all the 
> components, you might be given a diagram and asked what a certain component was and 
> how it functioned in the circuit and you really needed to be able to work out 
> some math problems. There were no handheld calculators, either. If you couldn't 
> use a slide rule, you had to work it out on paper. That was ham radio!
> I know I am going to get flamed about this and I don't really care. It is 
> just wasted bandwidth, so go ahead and light the fires. I will not dignify you 
> with a reply. I got my ticket the hard way and I am proud of it.
> 73 and have a great weekend,
> John,  W4AWM

I'm standing up, and I'm applauding, John!


Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

73 = Best Regards,

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