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


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Fri Apr 3 02:47:23 EDT 2015


I'm willing to bet, if the 
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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> 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
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http://www.arrl.org/news/the-fcc-s-ham-guy-bill-cross-w3tn-to-retire-on-a
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> l-3  
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