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

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Fri Apr 3 02:57:17 EDT 2015

I bet that if the OM were around today, he would be embracing all the new
technologies that have entered into the amateur radio arena over the last
100 years. Time marches on; there is no future trying to live in the
past; there are only memories. Plus, digital stuff is cool and efficient;
maybe one of these days I can work the west coast on 2 meters without
having to use the moon as a reflector.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:41:24 -0400 W4AWM via AMRadio
<amradio at mailman.qth.net> writes:
> 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

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