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Author Topic: Hams that cause all the problems! LOL  (Read 26884 times)
K5WLR
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« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2016, 11:14:58 AM »

The cost of living in CT is a real eye opener, too!
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KD8TUT
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« Reply #76 on: January 08, 2016, 11:30:45 AM »

The cost of living in CT is a real eye opener, too!

Did you see the property taxes? For a $250,000 house they can be as high as $6000.00

That's like Chicago property tax. Insane.
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W0AKR
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« Reply #77 on: January 08, 2016, 05:48:38 PM »

Hey out here in the boonies of Texas, my house half that cost is $4000 a year and we have the luxury of potholes galore and no repairs....
Tax you heavily, at least where I am and get zero for it...
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KD8TUT
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« Reply #78 on: January 08, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »

Hey out here in the boonies of Texas, my house half that cost is $4000 a year and we have the luxury of potholes galore and no repairs....
Tax you heavily, at least where I am and get zero for it...

Wow....

I feel privileged in Michigan.
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N1FM
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« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2016, 08:36:06 AM »

Riley says hams that cause all the problems are: "Rude, boisterous, not serious, being stupid, think they know everything, have all the answers, using the same freq's to talk to the same ops every night or every afternoon, and acting like juvenile delinquents...."

So "problems" are mostly a matter of opinion and attitude. My opinion is that anything covered by the 1st Amendment is not a problem, and if the FCC ever finds a problem with my station, I'll rely on the Bill of Rights, and especially the due process enshrined in the 5th amendment.

The ARRL is the #1 club leading the judgment brigade, apparently of the opinion that religion, politics, and arguments are "bad for ham radio" if you read "It Seems to Us" and if I made money from a ham radio business, I'd probably feel the same way. If you're promoting ham radio for emcomm and receiving money for promoting same, then arguments, religion, politics, boisterous behavior, etc., are bad for business.

ARRL members (like me, Dave Sumner, and Riley) only make up 20% of the ham population, so in many ways you might say we're the tail attempting to wag the dog. Maybe so, but unlike many ARRL members, I enjoy mixing it up, telling jokes, talking about anything and everything that's legal to talk about, and for me, that's what makes ham radio fun. You, me, Riley, and Dave, may all have different opinions, and that's fine too.

ARRL 2014

Membership = approx. 20% of licensed amateurs
Revenue      15.5 million
Expenditures 15.8 million
Loss         322,000
Assets       15.1 million (end of year)

Salaries, compensation and benefits   7.2 million                                   
Publication costs   2.4 million             
Shipping and forwarding costs   1.5 million               
Communication and postage   848,000 
               
Office supplies and expenditures   808,000                 
Other   610,000               
Occupancy costs   544,881             
Legal and professional fees   454,097                 
Administrative expenses   441,813
                   
Travel   431,401             
Rentals and equipment maintenance   299,785             
Depreciation   242,356               
Totals   15.8 million

(Restricted assets = funds like 'Defense of Freq.' and 'HP Maxim award' = 2.1 million)

Dave Sumner made $173,000 which is peanuts for a CEO in Newington, Connecticut. The median annual Chief Executive Officer salary is $772,207 in Newington. Taxes are above the U.S. median but housing prices in sections of CT with good schools and low crime can be had for $175,000- $220,000, including in Coventry, CT, in the boondocks, east of Hartford, where Dave and Linda Sumner reside.

Some people say ARRL has become an outdated racket that represents the narrow interests of a few old white men in a dying hobby, but I like to think of the ARRL as a fully restored Model T, proudly displayed on a late September afternoon. Sure, in this day of the iphone, it's an anachronism, like the FCC and their 30's era regulations, but they're all part of our shared history as Americans, and I'm happy to donate to the museum that preserves that history.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/About%20ARRL/Annual%20Reports/2014-AnnualReport-Web.pdf

http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/Chief-Executive-Officer-Salary-Details-Newington-CT.aspx

http://www.connecticutmag.com/Connecticut-Magazine/November-2013/Rating-the-Towns-2013/Median-Home-Sale-price-175000-224999/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45SJhwLtmc&t=4m0s

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Bill+of+Rights

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/98215

http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/verizon-issues-furious-response-to-fcc-in-morse-code-dated-1934/

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KC8KTN
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« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2016, 09:39:22 AM »

What classify,s  as a problem. We do not have any problems in our area that goodness. Everybody have a nice day.  Weare all professionals around here. Just blame the glorified cb operators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUiOTQ2-AWc
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W9FIB
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« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2016, 11:39:48 AM »

What classify,s  as a problem. We do not have any problems in our area that goodness. Everybody have a nice day.  Weare all professionals around here. Just blame the glorified cb operators.

Sure, sounds good, since they learned from the older hams that were in the hobby before the CB days. So maybe some of the wrong people were Elmers?
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ONAIR
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« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2016, 01:16:08 PM »

The cost of living in CT is a real eye opener, too!

Did you see the property taxes? For a $250,000 house they can be as high as $6000.00

That's like Chicago property tax. Insane.
    Think that's bad?  Check out the property taxes in parts of Westchester County New York!  Can be over $23K for a $750K property!!!  (:
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