There was no question. There was a remark.
While sitting in front of the computer, pasting what you had "no clue" about into a search engine would have taken less keystrokes.
I have acute aversion to the "no clue" phrase.
(Posts in the elmers forum don't always trigger my aversion-But it depends)
I did include a smiley face at the end of my message so that hopefully you will catch what I just explained and not have to explain it like I just did.
That's the explanation of what my so called snide reply meant and where it came from.
Now on to new business:
"Typical Ham". You pegged me That's me. Mr Typical himself
As for new people getting turned off and the hobby is dying .... Oh no!!! Not again!!!!
You seem to be hang up on the death of ham radio and the behavior of everything CB and like Pee Wee Herman would say: "And I don't know why!!!"
As for people getting turned off....genuine interest and desire is not something you can turn off. It's like asking a bird not to sing - wait...that's from a country song somewhere...
Oh yea...it's like asking Niagara not to fall !!!!
CB bashing on the other hand is an entirely different matter. ie. Enough already