grew up around it. My dad was in the signal corps in the army and he was
always working on radios, TVs, and anything else that was electronic. I
stood backed and watched and learned. He talked on HF to people in other
countries. To a young kid that was AMAZING. The people he talked to seemed
so nice. People helped strangers they didn't even know, just because they
was a HAM. I moved away from my home and family. So I got my No-Code
ticket so I could talk to my family on packet and bypass old Ma Bell.
I was proud to consider myself a Ham. I helped people with radios,
computers, or anything that was electronic if they needed help. I didn't
know these people but they where hams. Everything I learned I learned from
the people that have been around for a while. The ones that got there
ticket the hard way. I learned my radio etiquette from these very same
people. I have helped other people get there Ham License. I am still proud
to be a Ham.
But I have sat around and kept my mouth shut long enough. Every since I
have been a ham I have listened to the "old hams" bash the no-code tech,
then bash all new hams because the test are easier now. Now the FCC has
changed it again and made it even easier to not only get a license but to
get the highest license out there. They say it is only going to ruin our
hobby just like the CB band. Well what do you expect. The new hams coming in
learn from the ones that are all ready on the air. I did and you probably
did too. So lets stop all this damn bickering and lets teach the new hams
our wonderful hobby, proper radio etiquette, and the way of the ham. Lets
get over our ego trip because we had to learn 20 words a minute code so we
could get that honorable ticket. I respect everyone that knows code. I
respect every one that had to get there ticket the hard way. With it being
easier to get a ticket now, we should get a larger voice in the government
so maybe when it comes to having to fight for air space we will be a greater
force to contend with.
I might not be the smartest person in the world by any means (I am from the
Ozarks just north of Arkansas so what do you expect), heck Joe down below
knows a second language, but I do know that we need to get along with each
other or WE ALL will destroy Amateur Radio.
Enough said. Sorry for the book but I had to get it off my chest. By the way
Joe, KHEW ASS AAALLL OVAAAHHHH ????? this line fried my spell checker and
it knows several hundred languages. HI HI.
Charles (NO-CODE Tech)
Dwight, you have obviously not seen the for-auction posting,
and, like most technician class licensees, speak before you
think. KHEW ASS AAALLL OVAAAHHHH ?????
> > Relax!
> > Joe is probably just using the picture as
> > a "representitive" picture of the radio.
> > What is this "False auction stolen
> > picture" crap?
> > I have seen Joe out here for a long time,
> > I have never seen you. I would be much
> > more comfortable buying from Joe.
> Hey Dan, I'm selling my five-year-old Mazda 626 LX (dents, rust, and
> all) on Ebay. Can I use a picture of a brand new Mazda to show what it
> looks like? It is just a "representitive" picture of the car.
> Look, I have nothing against Joe. But it is rather sleezy to show a
> picture with an item being sold when that picture does not show the
> actual item being offered. In the future, Joe might want to use a
> disclaimer in the text pointing out that the item in the picture is not
> the item being offered.
> By the way, I don't have a Mazda for sale on Ebay (just traded it in
> on a truck). That story was just made up to illustrate my point.
> Dwight Stewart
> Amateur Radio, Technician
> F.C.C. License: W5NET
Before you buy.