[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Sun Nov 10 14:02:37 EST 2013

I remember when packet radio got started on 2 mtrs.

A ham friend brought it by the house.  It took all of about 2 minutes to 
tell me I wanted NOTHING to do with it!

I too have been a computer type since about '83.  I do NOT even want to 
use it to look at the darn thing to see what signals are out there, much 
less communicate Ham Radio with it!

I've got a monitor scope to watch my signal out, and it displays the 
receive side also.  It has NO computer ability.

The closest thing to digital from this station is CW.

Bob - N0DGN

On 11/10/2013 1:53 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> Jay,
> As far as I'm concerned, if it isn't analog it's digital and if it's
> packet, it's digital, and if it's digital, it means having a computer
> connected to the receiver and transmitter, and at that point, I punt
> and move on.
> As someone who has spend every working day for the past 20 years or
> so, programming, learning about and debuging computers, if we ever get
> to where we can't operate ham stations without them, I'll have to find
> a creative way of destroying mine and join analog man joe walsh and
> find another hobby.   So I've just told you everything I know about HF
> packet, which is by choice near to nothing.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
> P.s. To paraphrase Mark Twain on golf:  Computerized ham radio is a
> nice hobby spoiled.
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Jay Bromley <jayw5jay at cox.net> wrote:
>> HI Rob,
>> Question, is there still HF Packet?  Being a multi-mode operator and one who
>> also runs in the QRP circles I know exactly what he means when he says HF
>> Pack.
>> I am not sure, but willing to bet there is no more HF packet around or very
>> little still left?  The SOTA guys, HF Pack, and QRP guys all run sort of in
>> the same circles.
> _

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