|[AMRadio] Hamfest creeps|
km1h at jeremy.mv.com
Fri Jan 18 16:02:13 EST 2008
For several years I carried a VHS camera to Dayton and other hamfests and
made it a point to tape those types of losers. Then replayed at various club
A friend once stated that if a bomb landed on the Dayton Convention Center
the nations gene pool would be dramatically improved!
One time at Dayton I had several tables set up and another ham helping. One
fat creep came by in a motorized wheel chair and he was noticed helping
himself to my items. We both went and confronted him and he started making a
scene. It ended when we flipped him out of his chair and all sorts of
goodies rolled out. Security called a cop over and they hauled him off.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 1:09 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Re: Mit Romoney disses Ham Radio
> Considering some of the amateur radio operators I see at hamfests and
> lack of personal hygene, and the wannabe cops riding round in second-hand
> police cruisers equipped with amber lights, who show up with a half dozen
> hand-helds strapped to their belts sagging off their beer guts, and get in
> the way during emergencies, I can see where he might have acquired his
> attitude about ham radio operators... especially if he had ever listened
> 75m SSB.
> I'm afraid that "our" brand of hamming has become very obscure and is not
> the public's image of amateur radio these days.
> Of course now that he is running for office, his attitude has undoubtedly
> at least when he thinks there might be hams in the audience.
> Don, k4kyv
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