[AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter


Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Thu Apr 8 18:52:55 EDT 2010


one more off topic and I will shut up, here is the best possible mid day 
snack, start with your favorite sausage, wrap with slices of cheese, roll 
out some ground chuck with fat, wrap that around the cheese followed by as 
many pieces of bacon it takes to wrap everything, hold in place with 
toothpicks and grill.  ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter


> You are lucky the QSO was not about a guy going in for a knee replacement 
> or
> that his wife and kids left him, or that his dog died, etc.
>
>
> David Knepper, W3ST/W3CRA
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bernie Doran" <qedconsultants at embarqmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 1:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
>
>
>>I almost did not comment David, but was not sure if you ment all hams of
>> just "us'  if just us I am not surprised even a little, the guys on AM
>> typically have a good idea of what they are doing and that is a major
>> reason
>> why I work AM.  ten was open a bit yesterday and I worked a few
>> stations.(SSB)  the conversations were short ( not on my end) and sounded
>> like CB jargon.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "David Knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 10:07 AM
>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
>>
>>
>>> Bernie, I should have been more explicit in my reference to "like hams."
>>> I
>>> was referring to the folks like us that enjoy "old-time radio," and not
>>> to
>>> the entire universe of hams.
>>>
>>> Thank you for this excellent point and allowing me to clarify my
>>> comments.
>>>
>>> David Knepper, W3ST/W3CRA
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>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Bernie Doran" <qedconsultants at embarqmail.com>
>>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
>>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:40 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
>>>
>>>
>>>> HI Dave: not to throw water on you premise, but the sample size is far
>>>> too
>>>> small and the group sampled is not representative of the population. My
>>>> guess is that the true range is less than 50% for all licensed hams,
>>>> probably much less!  I would wager 50% are not even active.  Bernie
>>>> W8RPW
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "David Knepper" <collinsradio at comcast.net>
>>>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
>>>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 8:21 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Based on my sample size of 43 that results indicate that 99 percent
>>>>> responded affirmatively to each of the statements in the first survey.
>>>>> I
>>>>> concluded that there is a high likelihood that the entire populations
>>>>> of
>>>>> like hams would express a similar response rate at a 95 percent
>>>>> confidence
>>>>> level.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you to all those that participated in this survey.
>>>>>
>>>>> David Knepper, W3ST/W3CRA
>>>>> Publisher of the Collins Journal
>>>>> Secretary of the Collins Radio Association
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>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: <sbjohnston at aol.com>
>>>>> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:42 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Do you own a soldering iron?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yes ___X___  No _______  Many, I've lost count.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Do you own a roll of solder?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yes ____X__  No _______ Many, I've been stockpiling lead-tin solder.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In the last 30 days, did you solder anything that was related to
>>>>>> amateur
>>>>>>> radio equipment?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Yes ___X___  No _______ Many - repair and building electronic stuff
>>>>>> is a passion of mine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Steve WD8DAS
>>>>>>
>>>>>> sbjohnston at aol.com
>>>>>> http://www.wd8das.net/
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