[AMRadio] Recent insulting threads


Joe Crawford crawfish at surfmore.net
Tue Jan 22 20:37:09 EST 2008


That was Fred Huntley, W6RNC. He at one time sought to have American hams 
sign off with the national anthem.
                                                Joe W4AAB
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From: <jkhildre at pobox.alaska.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Recent insulting threads


>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
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>> 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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