[AMRadio] Hamfest creeps


Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Fri Jan 18 17:52:25 EST 2008


Well Joe I went to a HAMFEST in Ft Worth last weekend and the aisles
were to narrow for a handicap cart so I stayed about one hour and took
my money home. Some of us need a buggy to ride. I hate civic center food
LOL but am way overweight. 

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Joe Crawford
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 4:38 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hamfest creeps

Some of these guys I see at hamfests could inspire several Bud Light
"Great 
Men of Genius" radio ads. NOT!! I turn 55 this year, and I am trying to
lose 
weight and stay active so I don't have to ride around in a cart. I know 
there are some people who are truly handicapped because of injuries or 
whatever, but too many of us hams eat that civic center food and spend
too 
much time sitting down. I want to still be around for several more years

messing with this radio stuff. I concur with a lot of your comments,
Rick. 
It is too easy now to get a license.
                                                        Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick" <rickb at tx.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:12 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Hamfest creeps


That's sad.  Are these guys really hams or want to be hams and CBers?  I
can
remember not so long ago when a ham radio operator was a very well
respected
member of society who had the ability to perform magic with radios and
considered to be very bright.  Do you suppose the CB revolution and all
of
the riff-raff (not to say there weren't and are a lot of good CB
operators)
it exposed society to has forever tainted the image of a good, CLEAN and
HONEST ham radio operator?  What a shame if it has.

Rick/K5IAR



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

meetings, etc.

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.

Carl
KM1H


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