[AMRadio] The FCC's "Ham Guy" to Retire on April 3

W4AWM via AMRadio amradio at mailman.qth.net
Thu Apr 2 22:41:24 EDT 2015

We should dump the digital stuff and rice boxes and go back to Real Ham  
Radio. Many new licensees are glorified appliance operators and few know how 
to  put up an antenna, install a PL-259 or even solder. The term appliance 
operator  is too good to apply to some of them! They wouldn't even be licensed 
if they had  to learn code. What is this hobby coming to?  Where is the OM 
when we need  him?
 John,  W4AWM
In a message dated 4/2/2015 10:10:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
k4kyv at charter.net writes:

Bill  Cross was Johnny Johnston's flunky during the AM power debacle.   He
tried to play "good cop / bad cop" game, even going so far as to  subscribe
to Electric Radio, but never veered very far from the official  party line
even after his boss retired and he took over the position. But  at least, 
tenure after Johnston's retirement marked the end of the  docket-a-month 
and we haven't seen much in the way of anti-AM  proposals from the FCC in a
long time. But God only knows what we will get  as a replacement in charge 
amateur  radio rulemaking, especially  considering all  the DIGITAL hype we
are seeing these days.

Don  k4kyv


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