[AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter


Dave Rothermel k9dvl at comcast.net
Fri Apr 9 12:36:46 EDT 2010


I'll bet that wasn't in the heart digest!
                                          Dave

Clarke, Tom AIR4.0P NATOPS wrote:
> Sounds tasty, but you had better call your cardiologist soon! 
>  73 de Tom/W4OKW
> 
> "Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old."
> Winston Churchill
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bernie Doran [mailto:qedconsultants at embarqmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 6:53 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter
> 
> 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
>> Publisher of the Collins Journal
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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
>>>> Publisher of the Collins Journal
>>>> Secretary of the Collins Radio Association
>>>> www.collinsra.com
>>>> Join today
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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
>>>>>> www.collinsra.com
>>>>>> Join today
>>>>>> Nets: 14.263 Mhz, 1900Z, Sundays
>>>>>> 3.805 Mhz, 2300Z, Mondays
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- 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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