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


David Harmon k6xyz at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 2 22:49:59 EDT 2015


It isn't a hobby.......it's a way of life.
I'm still angry about 'incentive licensing' or whatever they called it back
in 68'.


73

David Harmon
K6XYZ
Sperry, OK

-----Original Message-----
From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of W4AWM
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Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:41 PM
To: k4kyv at charter.net; amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] The FCC's "Ham Guy" to Retire on April 3

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?
 
73, 
 
 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,
his tenure after Johnston's retirement marked the end of the  docket-a-month
era, 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 of amateur  radio rulemaking, especially  considering all  the
DIGITAL hype we are seeing these days.

Don  k4kyv

http://www.arrl.org/news/the-fcc-s-ham-guy-bill-cross-w3tn-to-retire-on-apri
l-3  



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