[AMRadio] QST, Tubes, et. al..


Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 12:04:40 EDT 2008


On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Walter - K5EST <walter.k5est at gmail.com> wrote:

>  One thing that the AM crowd needs to address is "fire-bottles" do not an
>  AM station make.

I don't think anyone is disputing that nor trying to discourage anyone
choosing the 'new' path, Walter. It's mainly a reaction to someone's
article trying to steer new folks *away* from tube gear as being too
dangerous. Particularly since the band expansion, many of us have
enjoyed helping folks adjust their new rigs for their first AM
contact. Some even have cross-mode contacts that result in bringing a
new AMer on board.

The ARRL subject always stirs up bad feelings and will not change
until ('if') a new, more open-minded group takes the reins in
Newington. Rather than accept what amateur radio is, they attempt to
define what it will become within their narrow range of view, which
seems to be driven more by advertising dollars than reality. QST is
mainly a contest rag, with the exception of John Dilks' column and
very few other articles.

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ


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