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QUI?

Randy Cook (K6CRC) on May 28, 2017
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QUI
‘Weaving on the Ham Highway’

By Randy Cook – K6CRC

I have been on the air only a few years, and am a very casual Ham. When I have a few minutes between the chaos of normal life, I like to fire up the rig and my cluster reader to see what is happening on the bands. I enjoy working DXpeditions and logging an occasional ATNO. As a ‘talker’, I am always looking for a good conversation, especially with people outside my California bubble.

In my short time licensed, I have met many great Hams. It is fun to hear what the hobby was like a couple of Sun Spot cycles ago. Many technical Hams have been willing to help with antennas ideas for my small lot.

However, I am noticing a troubling trend as I spin the dial, the QUI, ‘QSO Under the Influence’, Like drunk drivers or Teens texting behind the wheel, the QUI Ham goes in unpredictable directions. A recent QSO topic started as a discussion of solar peaks, it went off the pavement quickly into strings of four letter words about the US government. Then, the guy swerved back and gave me the list of antennas on his tower. All in about two minutes.

While it COULD have been the propagation that caused his signal level to vary, it likely was the need to take a swig of ‘Jack or Jim’ every 30 seconds.

Sometimes, CQing in the evening is like trying to discuss Philosophy in a biker bar at 2 am. Bad language, current politics, all with slurred opinions of the ARRL. I quickly learned to get out of those QSOs before the guy tees off on his ex-wife.

Locally, 80 meters features a seemingly drunk want-to-be DJ who mixes bad music with audio clips from movies. Other semi-lucid Hams drop in to insult someone’s mother then go back to whatever they were drinking. Of course, no IDs.

While I could blame mental illness or prescription meds as the cause of QUI, the major cause is probably booze. Colorado Hams enjoying legal drug-laced brownies likely are admiring the Rockies. Likewise, the few California Hams that enjoy ‘not legal’ chemicals are probably listening to Grateful Dead concert tapes. Drinking seems to want to make Hams get on the air.

A data point is my local Trader Joes market. While shopping there, I see a LOT of older people checking out with multiple cases of famous ‘Two Buck Chuck’, Trader Joes’ impossibly low priced house wine. Clerks confirm that it is the drug of choice for the older ‘Baby Boomers’, the age group of most Hams. It is truly scary the quantity of wines going out the door with some seniors.

I hope I am off -target here, but come on folks, get help if you need it. If you don’t want to, spare the rest of us who would rather talk to someone sober.

I love beer, say a cool Anchor Steam or two on a hot day. Nothing wrong with that, well until two becomes a six-pack, and you need to get mad at someone on the air.

Here’s to a good beer and (relatively) sober Hams.

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QUI?  
by NF6E on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
It's well known that 80, 40 & 20 meters support pockets of sauced operators who regularly toss around topics and toss back shots. Happens on VHF and UHF too. I've been a ham for 37 years and your observations are nothing new.

You're doing the right thing by avoiding these clown clusters as you come upon them. Respond to them like a pothole on the road or the inconvenient leavings of someone's pet on the sidewalk, and you'll be fine.

73 -
NF6E/4
 
QUI?  
by KQ4YA on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I must live a sheltered life - I can't think of a time I talked to someone on the air that seemed drunk. Honest.

I can't question the OP experiences, I'm sure he's being truthful. But it sure doesn't match my own.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K3SSB on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I'll drink to that!
 
RE: QUI?  
by KF4HR on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
In this plug & play, license give-away, quantity over quality, world of ham radio, communications challenges have diminished to the point where some have become so bored with the hobby they treat ham radio like they would a CB radio. Not all of course, but some.

Years ago most hams had pride in their license. Now it seems some have pride in how long they can burp on the air or compete for the most foul language. This activity tends to increase at night, so alcohol is a good guess.

As others have commented, it's best to just ignore this activity and tune elsewhere, although sometimes you may find it difficult to find any intelligent conversations, especially at night.

If you find this to be the case my suggestion is to switch from being a Talker to the digital modes, or better yet CW. Yes, it takes more effort, but you'll be richly rewarded by eliminating most of the problem issues you address.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K6CRC on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
'Years ago most hams had pride in their license. '
I believe the vast majority of Hams STILL do take pride in their operating skills and equipment. Having not been on the air 10 or 20 years ago, I cannot say how much things have changed.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K6AER on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Maybe we need ham band safe spaces. Possibly the first 20 kHz of each phone band.

Ham radio is just a reflection of the population. With so many hams retiring this is all they have to do. 7.200 MHZ is a good spot to keep them all. 14.208 MHZ is another refuge. As said before just steer around the pot holes of the spectrum.
 
QUI?  
by W0AEW on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Welcome to our newer, greater, America. Do you feel great now?
 
QUI?  
by KI3R on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Hello all .... I know that this happens out there .... BUT there are ops out there who have medical - physical problems. Do not assume that they are under the influence of any chemical. This pops up from time too time with the well worn CW "fists" discussions. I know ops out there who are recovering from neurologic problems and they should be encouraged rather than tagged as substance abusers.

Take care .... Tom KI3R Belle Vernon PA
 
QUI?  
by N0CEL on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Thank God there are menu options and good old VFO's on almost any rig, these days. As a first responder, I don't have the option to pick and choose which patients I can treat or avoid, or which fires I get to fight or "pass on". As an occasional E911 dispatcher, I have to take on "all comers". At least, with ham radio (any band/mode)I get a choice. Just as some hams may choose to "self-medicate" while on-air, I have the choice of which ops I will work, and which part of the spectrum I choose to work them (within my license allocation, of course!). YMMV ...and please remember to "Thank" a Veteran or Active Service person this weekend! Happy Memorial Day.
 
RE: QUI?  
by NN2X on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I am partial to JD, no JB...But I had not drank in about 20 years(My wife put on great dress and said either me or JD, (I took my severance pay (2 Shot of JD, and gave it all up)...Many things come and go, and that was one of them (The JD)

Having said that, About 30 years ago I had a nice wet bar, with my Ham set right in the middle!

My neighbors would come over for the free drinks, but not after a show and tell, on the Ham radio, They loved it...Some of them, became Ham operators hopefully they did the same and gave up the JD...


About the bad QSO, (Assuming drinking while hamming), just pass on to another mode, another frequency..

Today, I am a tea drinker and on Olivia...However, my writing skills are a little off, not due to the drinking, but public education! Cheers and (Well Tea!)

See you all on the bands

Tom
NN2X
 
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by WA3SKN on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Unfortunately, there will always be "that one percent".
Most hams are decent enough, but you can find a problem child. You can either ingnore them or report them, depending on severity. However, as a control operator... he is responsible for his transmissions... this is by international law.
I have seen the number of hams in the USA go from under 300,000 to over 700,000. One percent has not changed, but the actual number increases.
Still education is the key to keeping the numbers in check. Just stop talking and turn the dial if they offend you.
73s.

-Mike.
 
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by KK5JY on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I don't know about sauced operators, but I hear plenty of *radios* that are completely hammered all the time. I even hear them in contests, drifting and splattering all over the place, even on CW. Every now and then, you can find digimode stations that are a little tipsy, and you can watch the little PSK railroad tracks on the waterfall just leeeeean over while the QSO progresses...
 
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by N8AUC on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Sadly, hamming while drunk isn't a new thing. It does seem that it's mostly in the phone portion of the bands.

It's also why I operate CW most of the time. You don't encounter many drunks on CW.

I've heard it said that, "Any idiot can key a mike. And most do." There may be an element of truth to that.

73 de N8AUC
Eric
 
QUI?  
by K6SDW on May 28, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
YUP! 3840 West Coast in the evening
 
QUI?  
by N2UJN on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I recommend 80 at 4:30 am EST.

Everyone is sober and polite and well worth chatting with.

 
RE: QUI?  
by KJ4DGE on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
"I am partial to JD, no JB...But I had not drank in about 20 years(My wife put on great dress and said either me or JD, (I took my severance pay (2 Shot of JD, and gave it all up)...Many things come and go, and that was one of them (The JD)

Having said that, About 30 years ago I had a nice wet bar, with my Ham set right in the middle!

My neighbors would come over for the free drinks, but not after a show and tell, on the Ham radio, They loved it...Some of them, became Ham operators hopefully they did the same and gave up the JD... "


I too was recently presented by a woman with the same choice and I decided the same route as well. I will take a warm woman and a soft bed over a bottle of Tawny port wine, period!

There is a big difference in today's world from the past and no doubt they will be saying the same about us now in 20 years. Its rather simple really. Slurred words do not mean a drunk. It could be a stroke or meds or such. But alcohol will put you in a combative mood or "greater than thou" mindset EVERYTIME. "Happy Drunks" are like pretty rare.

Changing modes is not the answer nor is reserved spectrum for sober HAMS, that is rather funny actually. Turn the dial or sit and listen to WHO you are talking to and what the person is saying. If they are too far gone (smashed, super high or just plain crazy), turn the dial and move on but keep talking and making what perhaps could be another good friend in this world. God knows we can use more of those folks!

KJ4DGE
 
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by N4DJT on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
This again..ugh
simple solution...turn the knob.
or are you more concerned about the "low quality" of the wine being consumed?
have you really confirmed with the check out person as to the habits of your research subjects?
must have lots of free time.
I'd like to see your source material and methods. lol

We all know where the Radio Ghettos are..
..don't like what ya hear lots of other places to go. VFO's are wonderful things.
 
QUI?  
by NY7Q on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
NIMU DE NPG QUI IMI K
ARE YOUR RUNNING LIGHTS ON?
ONLY A OLD CW SALT MIGHT UNDERSTAND THIS. IT IS MOSTLY
USED BY NAVY FOR SHIP AND AIRPLANES IN THE OLD DAY.
 
QUI?  
by N6JSX on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
CRC: QUI only on the air???

Look at responses on eHAM articles/Forums. It is common to see subjects being HIJACKED or going off into unrelated-tangents - all for an arm-chair eHAM guru's babbling gratification. eHAM only sensors personal attacks (and not all the time) as that's not good business - otherwise keep that hit counter rolling.

We had more FREEdom-of-speech +25yrs ago than TODAY.

+25yrs ago you would be SHUNNED if you said anything negative about the ARRL (as many HAMs thought the ARRL was a saintly branch of the FCC = fear). Also years ago it was taboo to discuss the big three; religion, sex, & politics plus profanity (unless you were on a LA repeater).

Today add to this list PC{politically incorrect}-items like LGBT, Islam, LIBtards, reverse Racial discrimination, and more. It is not so much that you are called out for making a taboo PC statement as the FEAR it generates in other HAMS that will fade away/out of a round table even if it the subject is being discussed in an intelligent open non-profane way.

 
Not On CW…(?)  
by VE3CUI on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I operate primarily CW, so if a guy was to get good & soused --- and then try to send code at an accelerated pace --- I think it'd show up, and pretty FAST, too…

That's why I can't honestly say that I've ever heard any drunks using that mode.

Mind you, now, I HAVE encountered some "…challenging fists" to copy in the past, but I always attributed it to the guy's inexperience in code, or some physical disability --- like a stroke, maybe.

Perhaps I've been naive in my assessments…?
 
RE: Not On CW…(?)  
by N9AOP on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
On CW, intoxicated ops using a keyer just don't make sense but if using a bug, they have a pronounced swing.
(wider than banana boat).
Art
 
QUI?  
by KE8BHP on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Nice play Randy. Just checked out your QRZ page....is that you holding a glass of wine? (Mostly empty?)
 
RE: QUI?  
by K6CRC on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
'Nice play Randy. Just checked out your QRZ page....is that you holding a glass of wine?'
Yep, picture from a visit to a local winery for a picnic lunch.
Not a microphone is sight1
 
QUI?  
by N7QNO on May 29, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I don’t think there are many more“QUI”operators on the airwaves than I have noticed over the last 4 decades but certainly aren’t any less either. It speaks to a kind of selfishness that is becoming more and more common in modern life, similar to the person driving while chatting on a Cel Phone and doing several other things besides operating a motor vehicle all at once. All the while going about ten mph. under the speed limit, Living in their own World and no one has a right to challenge them. The same person stares at the digits that fall within the realm of their license professing they have every right to speak their mind etc. no matter how incoherently it comes out..
 
QUI?  
by AH7I on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Celebrate diversity!
 
QUI? Colorado  
by WA7NDD on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
When they sing Rocky Mountain High in Colorado, they are not kidding!
 
QUI?  
by N8NSN on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
The eb and flow of humanity.

This truly is a "dead horse" subject, nonetheless.
 
RE: QUI?  
by KH6AQ on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Try CW ragchewing and you will not run into such topics or language.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K9MHZ on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
"The eb and flow of humanity."

It really is. Explains a lot of utterly bizarre people on HF phone and on here as well. Lots of combative and narcissistic behaviors. Some think they have "fans" or some kind of following.
 
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by K7NSW on May 30, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Perhaps a bit of ham history which might not be know to many of you. In the "good old days" which people get all drippy about and moan that they will never occur again, alcohol consumption was every bit a part of the hobby. How many of you know what "a cold pair of 807s" means? Do you really think all of the "real hams in those good old days" never got looped on Field Day? Well, I hate to pop your bubble! I never attended a dry banquet at any ham gathering - especially in Ohio. I started my ham days listening to AM and then SSB. I did not hear any fewer drunks then than I do now. I do agree that rudeness and profanity have arrived and often are out of control. As are poor operating practices and outright criminal operating of radio equipment. But IMHO the presence of all of these things in our hobby now-a-days is reflective of our society in general no matter where you look. I spent 40 years in law enforcement and it is clear to me a huge percentage of our general population demand to have things their way and refuse to be responsible for their personal affairs and conduct. Welcome to Century 21 - and you thought that referred to a Ten-Tec cw transceiver.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K9MHZ on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Well, the alcohol part might be true, but I've never seen what we have today. No mystery that hams as a group have always been out there, but the extremes of today's behaviors are pretty new, IMO.

Mileages, I guess.
 
K7NSW Re. QUI?  
by VE3CUI on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
How very true…!

I was licensed in 1971, & can remember quite well the drunkfests that passed for "Field Day" back then. Some ops swore that a couple of "807's" or "813's" (i.e. the REALLY hard stuff) increased their CW speed by 10 WPM & added some 6 db. of effective radiated power to their SSB audio.

Most everyone arrived for the weekend with a case of beer in the trunk of their car, & shared their brew of choice with appreciative others: in fact, it was FD that taught me that the skillful use of certain under-the-trunk-lid holes therein made for great ad hoc beer bottle openers…!

And many were the tales of yore where booze/beer combined to create some near-disaster on site, that we all simply laugh about to-day.

"THEM WAS THE DAZE," alright…perhaps better gone, if not forgotten.
 
QUI?  
by WD4ED on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
How about snoring into the VOX after a few of on-the-air cocktails!
 
RE: QUI?  
by N8YX on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
A glass of good wine or tumbler of bourbon smooths out one's fist. Any more than that and the effect becomes counterproductive.

In lieu of sitting in their presence I'll engage in a QSO with friends while indulging in a good stout or porter. The trick is "moderation". Things get expensive if you mis-tune your amplifier when you're buzzed.
 
QUI?  
by K3FHP on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
There is a long tradition of '807s' and operating, particularly when 'in the field'. As long as it's legal, who cares. You can always QSY like you have to do when the South American SSB crowd pounce on your digi modes. That is why the Lord of the Kilocycle(this happened a long time ago) created the VFO and later inspired some ham to invent DDS.

Amen
 
QUI?  
by K3FHP on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
There is a long tradition of '807s' and operating, particularly when 'in the field'. As long as it's legal, who cares. You can always QSY like you have to do when the South American SSB crowd pounce on your digi modes. That is why the Lord of the Kilocycle(this happened a long time ago) created the VFO and later inspired some ham to invent DDS.

Amen
 
QUI?  
by K6SDW on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Or.....leaving the TX in VOX, then listen in whilst the OM and XYL get into it because of his drinking issue......LOVE IT!!

Oh, I almost never use VOX, nothing good can come of it.........HI HI

Cheers, sdw
 
RE: QUI?  
by K6CRC on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Some funny and sad comments. Hey, I love beer... And wines that start with Zinfandel. Which is good, because a lot of it is made right near my QTH . Ridge Winery has 100 year old vines a repeater's distance away.
A bit tongue in cheek article, but I have really had some weird QSOs in the past couple of years that were likely booze induced. Not unexpected.
When I was about 17, I studied for my Novice. There was a local Ham group and I attended a field day type event. Some of the Hams were sloshed, many more where just rude. Put the hobby aside for those reasons and the fact a girlfriend and a car took my money/attention/energy. When I got back into it in my late 50s, I found the vast majority of people to be great. Always a few weirdos and crazy situations in any group of people.
Maybe next article will be on a Field Day experience that would do the Three Stooges proud.
And, yes, I spin the VFO, not my intention to get into it with haters on the air.
Thanks for reading my amateur prose regarding amateur radio...
 
RE: QUI?  
by KA4KOE on May 31, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
No, but when I was in my teens, I got out of bed, turned on the radio and had a chat. I was "sleep talking". No kidding.
 
QUI?  
by K1VCT on June 1, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
The situation is sad.

But I will also admit having the radio tuned to 7.200mhz and listening to that "yowza yowza" captain...sink into his own oblivion, describibg each libation until someone hits his nasty switch...all while I'm tinkering with some project. Once he gets nasty, the dial spins to WTWW or some other real program.
 
QUI?  
by WO4V on June 1, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
John Barleycorn must die!

Well, I don't hear many of you hams in Cannabis-legal states chiming in on this. But which is worse, or better? Cannabis or Alcohol? I guess an argument for alcohol as "medicinal" could be made...

It is not wise to work on HV circuits when intoxicated...no matter what the intoxicant...
 
RE: QUI?  
by W4KVW on June 1, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Drunk goes best with NOTHING! Killing your organs even if you are drunk at home & killing others or a good chance of it if you are not.It's not FUNNY in the least bit but it sure is SAD.So many lives destroyed buy drugs & alcohol & so many fools who can't see it.They would get high on JESUS but they are scared of HIM because HE knows them better than they know themselves & they are running from HIM wide open.HE is the only real escape but they can't face HIM out of Fear & Respect.

Clayton
W4KVW
 
QUI?  
by KE4ZHN on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Every modern rig has a wonderful invention in it called a VFO.
 
QUI?  
by NY7Q on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Again, a newbie decides to change a meaning of a "Q" code to what he wants. QUI has nothing to do with drinking or being intoxicated. Sickening at best, and shows the lack of education within Amateur radio as a whole.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K9MHZ on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
He wrote O (not Q) U I. Operating under the influence. Get it, OM?

Good grief.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K9MHZ on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
He's just trying to be a little clever in the narrative with the equivalent Q deal, that's all. Was that so bad?
 
RE: QUI?  
by K6CRC on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
'Sickening at best, and shows the lack of education within Amateur radio as a whole.'
I BET I met you way back when I was a teen, studying for a Novice. At my first 'club' event.
After about 10 minutes of 'know nothing kids', I moved on to another hobby.
As did all of my electronic shop friends.
 
RE: QUI?  
by W8ATA on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Are more QSO's being had under influence these days? . . My guess for an answer . . probably not. The significant rise in alcohol consumption is among young adults who are not likely to be hams. And the vast majority of people who drink too much are not alcohol dependent or in simple terms - not alcoholics and we catch them on the air during a binge. I can speak with a lot of experience and a tiny bit of wisdom on this topic because I am an alcoholic who, one day at a time, hasn't had a drink in many years. But before that on a stormy day in the late 1970's I checked into a storm spotter net while I was drunk. I got dressed down by net control and was told to shut the rig down.

I have no sympathy for alcoholics but a lot of empathy and reach out to them. If they bother you, follow previous advice and turn the big knob to the left or to the right, but stay in the band.

73, Russ - W8ATA . . on the air 60 years.
 
RE: QUI?  
by W8ATA on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Are more QSO's being had under influence these days? . . My guess for an answer . . probably not. The significant rise in alcohol consumption is among young adults who are not likely to be hams. And the vast majority of people who drink too much are not alcohol dependent or in simple terms - not alcoholics and we catch them on the air during a binge. I can speak with a lot of experience and a tiny bit of wisdom on this topic because I am an alcoholic who, one day at a time, hasn't had a drink in many years. But before that on a stormy day in the late 1970's I checked into a storm spotter net while I was drunk. I got dressed down by net control and was told to shut the rig down.

I have no sympathy for alcoholics but a lot of empathy and reach out to them. If they bother you, follow previous advice and turn the big knob to the left or to the right, but stay in the band.

73, Russ - W8ATA . . on the air 60 years.
 
RE: QUI?  
by W8ATA on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Are more QSO's being had under influence these days? . . My guess for an answer . . probably not. The significant rise in alcohol consumption is among young adults who are not likely to be hams. And the vast majority of people who drink too much are not alcohol dependent or in simple terms - not alcoholics and we catch them on the air during a binge. I can speak with a lot of experience and a tiny bit of wisdom on this topic because I am an alcoholic who, one day at a time, hasn't had a drink in many years. But before that on a stormy day in the late 1970's I checked into a storm spotter net while I was drunk. I got dressed down by net control and was told to shut the rig down.

I have no sympathy for alcoholics but a lot of empathy and reach out to them. If they bother you, follow previous advice and turn the big knob to the left or to the right, but stay in the band.

73, Russ - W8ATA . . on the air 60 years.
 
RE: QUI?  
by W8ATA on June 2, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry for the double "shot" Must be the bad Moonshine.

LOL - W8ATA
 
RE: QUI?  
by KB8ASO on June 3, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
The Stricker's Grove Ham Stag in the 70's and early 80's near Cincinnati Ohio. All you could eat and beer you could drink PLUS a hamfest for $12.95!

Randy AB9GO
 
RE: QUI?  
by KI4ZUQ on June 3, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
I recall my Dad, an avid CB operator tell about the outrageous language and behavior of some CB folks. Sounds like we have some similar problems. I do recall a couple of years ago listening to about 4 operators on 40 meters trash-talking and drove around that pothole like suggested. Have not heard any since. Guess I need to re-do my random wire!

Karl
 
RE: QUI?  
by K9MHZ on June 7, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
"I have no sympathy for alcoholics..."

Ditto, brother. Admittedly have to keep my sanctimony in check, but the lifestyle is galling to me anyway. Whatever.
 
RE: QUI?  
by K1ZJH on June 9, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Bottom 20 kHz of each band works fine for me.
 
QUI?  
by K3ZD on June 14, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Operate JT-65. At only 13 characters per transmission that's room for only 3 four letter words.
 
Crack Heads on Ham Radio  
by WD9IDV on June 14, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
WTF? It would be nice to read something on Eham with substance.

How about operators on crack? Among those good ole boys on 75m, I'm sure there might be a few operators.

 
QUI?  
by WA2ISE on June 15, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
<img src="http://www.wa2ise.com/radios/schlitz_ham_radio.jpg">
 
RE: QUI?  
by GM1FLQ on June 19, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Don't know about them being under the influence of drugs or booze but many seem under the influence of the sheeple.
 
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