[AMRadio] Dumbing Down - was Rinaldo to RETIRE !!!


Joseph Bento n6dgy at kirtland.com
Fri May 30 01:12:39 EDT 2008


That's an interesting observation, Mac.  What, then encourages someone  
to earn their license?  Ham radio used to be classified as a technical  
hobby.  That never meant that one could or would design and build all  
their own equipment, though admittedly such was the case in years past.

As a technical hobby, ham radio was once a leader in new technologies,  
experimentation, and development.

Outside of public service, in which ham radio still excels, what  
exactly do we otherwise offer?

73,
Joe, N6DGY
Pleasant Grove, UT

On May 29, 2008, at 8:53 PM, J.D. Mac Aulay, WQ8U wrote:

> Not to defend his actions but if QST had continued to feature  
> technical articles it would have lost readership and advertisers.   
> At least QSX gives the technically astute community a place to  
> interact. The current licensing requirements and the resultant less  
> technical ham community do not have the interest in technical issues  
> that hams did several decades ago - fact of life - unfortunately.
>
>  73
>  Mac
>  WQ8U
>  Hillsborough, NC
>
>
> "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:
>  Another piece of major damage to amateur radio that has been  
> credited to
> Rinaldo was taking in-depth technical articles out of QST and having  
> them
> published in a separate publication, QEX, that full members must now  
> pay
> extra to receive, leaving QST to be filled mostly with "human  
> interest"
> drivel, ads and stale news.
>
> Don k4kyv
>
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