[AMRadio] MCM Electronics digital multimeter for $2.99

David Knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Sat Sep 26 00:32:31 EDT 2009

In the time that it took to read all these emails on digital multimeters,
etc., I could have been on AM populating the bands with "angel music."

No wonder the bands are a bit devoid of AMers - too much typing I think!

David Knepper, W3ST-W3CRA
Publisher of the Collins Journal and 
Secretary to the 
Collins Radio Association
-------Original Message-------
From: sbjohnston at aol.com
Date: 09/25/09 00:36:20
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] MCM Electronics digital multimeter for $2.99
Robert W4RL wrote:
>And also true gifts that are unconditionally given to friends and
>are those that need not be mentioned publicly, as if so, they are not
>but hidden agendas by the giver. Yes, this is rather sad.
Huh? The only mentions of getting meters to give as gifts I saw were
>> I like the idea of populating the house & cars with
>> one as well as my kids needs. This will leave a
>> few left for friends. Whenever someone gives me
>> something it brightens my day.
>> You are sooo right on giving someone something...
>> I am for ever sending people stuff and they want
>> to pay and I tell them to brighten someone's day
>> by giving as well..
What in the world is wrong with those comments?  If someone said, "I
gave nice meters worth $XXX to John Smith, Jim Doe, and Mary Dale -
they better reciprocate," you might have a point.  But merely
mentioning that a guy likes to have some stuff around to give away to
friends is hardly a hidden agenda as you claim.
Setting aside that it is just nice to give a gift now and again, a good
way to encourage newcomers to a technical hobby or career is to give
them something interesting.  And a useful tool like a multimeter is a
really good choice.  I have a few of the Harbor Freight meters in my
office at work to give to young folks that come through and express an
interest in what we do.
Am I planting seeds of goodwill, just being nice, or do I have a hidden
Steve WD8DAS
sbjohnston at aol.com
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