[AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40m bandwearing offalready?


Al Perkins alsan19420 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 23 10:29:06 EDT 2009


Thanks Tom: I plan on it but it was another thought for all to ponder. 
73 OM

Allen KA1KIX
 


 

> From: tchesek at epix.net
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:25:12 -0400
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40m bandwearing offalready?
> 
> Al,
> 
> I think that most Hams realize that the knowledge gained by advancing to 
> Extra has nothing technical to do with the band priviledges you gain by 
> advancing. You need no additional skills to be on the extra portions of the 
> bands than what you already have for General. If you have the ability to 
> memorize then go ahead and do it and then have use of those additional 
> frequencies. I was not in the hobby when the incentive licensing was put 
> into place but the government should have licenses and tests based on 
> technical needs, not on enticing you with greater band priviledges. But...it 
> is what it is and you have to play the game.
> 
> Tom K3TVC
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Al Perkins" <alsan19420 at hotmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40m bandwearing 
> offalready?
> 
> 
> 
> Gentlemen: As in every aspect of life we go as far as we can and as far as 
> our understanding will take us. I for one have fought higher math and 
> "Theroy" all my life and it does not click. So, I will be the best General 
> operator I can be. I can probably shot better than most and survive in a 
> hostile environment better than most but I cannot understand and fathom 
> theory.
> 
> Yes I could memorize the test but, I still would not be any more qualified 
> than I am right now. We need to compromize and keep the hobby alive and work 
> "All" licensed hams.
> 
> 
> 
> Al Perkins 1SG RET.
> KA1KIX
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:04:23 -0400
> > From: ka1kaq at gmail.com
> > To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Is the novelty of the "new" 40m band wearing 
> > offalready?
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Bob Carpenter
> > <bcarpenter_tpc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > > The "extra's" can't understand why "everybody" is not down there ! Might
> > > help if someone would pick a freq. that all HF ham's could use. There 
> > > answer
> > > is get off your butt and up grade.
> >
> > I don't think that's it at all, Bob - particularly since there's
> > virtually zero activity up in the General portion as well. Nor is the
> > answer to "pick a freq.'" as that simply boxes us in and sets up
> > expectations for the anti-AM crowd to insist 'get back where you
> > belong'. Upgrading is always a plus (I'm only a lowly Advanced, my
> > license class doesn't even exist anymore in the testing structure!)
> > since it allows you full access to all amateur privileges, but at the
> > end of that day - getting on the air and off the internet is the only
> > way to improve activity - regardless of mode. The only 'radio season'
> > is the one we choose to impose personally. Static and interference -
> > intentional or otherwise - have always been an issue we've had to
> > contend with.
> >
> > Those who want to operate will be on the air, those who just want to
> > talk about it online will continue to do so.
> >
> > ~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4
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