[AMRadio] Recent insulting threads


jkhildre at pobox.alaska.net jkhildre at pobox.alaska.net
Tue Jan 22 14:02:35 EST 2008


I remember back in the 60's, there was an old guy in California that raged 
every day about side banders what a bunch of commies they were. He was a big 
pain in the patoot.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Recent insulting threads


> On Jan 20, 2008 12:53 PM, A.R.S. - WA5AM <ars.w5ami at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> What the hell is wrong here people?  Is it the elections?  Winter? 
>> Sidebanders?  What?
>
> Heh, maybe a bit of all three Brian, plus the lack of on air time?
>
> Cabin Fever could be seen as a cause as easily as all the political
> crap on the TV, radio, online, and so on. Sidebanders, well....this
> gets back to the 'bad apples in every walk of life' comment, so maybe
> less likely.
>
> The original point (how we choose to represent amateur radio,
> basically) is a good one. It warrants some scrutiny if we wish to
> showcase amateur radio in general, and AM specifically to upcoming
> generations.
>
> Pointing out the obvious should be simple enough without resorting to
> doing so in an elitist or antagonistic way. In the end, people are
> free to live their lives as they choose, regardless of how ridiculous
> or repulsive we might find it.
>
> I prefer to blame the free choice folks make to live their lives
> online instead of getting on the air to actually operate, promote, and
> enjoy amateur radio. A recent discussion on 80 meters highlighted how
> so many who have "all the answers" both here and on AMfone
> mysteriously never seem to be heard on the air. IMO, that's where the
> problem lies: the disconnect between talking about it and actually
> doing it.
>
> But then again, you know what they say about opinions....  (o:
>
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ
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