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N9AVY
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« on: February 23, 2014, 09:28:10 AM »

In view of the recent FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdam Is. and all the deliberate, malicious interference that was on their transmit frequency as well as some of the other cases of malicious interference, I think there should be more testing on all license classes.  Specifically, a battery of psychological tests to make sure that hams have no loose screws  Smiley !
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K6CPO
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 02:59:02 PM »

Then there wouldn't be any hams at all...   Roll Eyes

Former US Navy?
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K8AXW
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 07:14:16 AM »

Loose screws?  Walking around a hamfest is like a slightly improved Star Trek convention!!   Roll Eyes
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W1JKA
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 09:58:44 AM »

  What good would the psych test do?, the examinees would just buy the multiple guess study guides and memorize the correct answers the same way they now get their three classes of the FCC learners permit.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 12:36:58 PM »

Loose screws?  Walking around a hamfest is like a slightly improved Star Trek convention!!   Roll Eyes

totally different groups of entities -
Star Trek convention - humans walking around pretending to be alien life forms.
Hamfest - many alien life forms walking around attempting to be humans.


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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 03:19:50 PM »

In view of the recent FT5ZM DXpedition to Amsterdam Is. and all the deliberate, malicious interference that was on their transmit frequency as well as some of the other cases of malicious interference, I think there should be more testing on all license classes.  Specifically, a battery of psychological tests to make sure that hams have no loose screws  Smiley !

So you feel all of the jamming etc is coming from new hams? What makes you come to conclusion?

Don't use the lack of code testing because anyone who has been around the hobby for 20+ years knows there was plenty of idiots on the air back then, and they passed code tests.
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 05:57:00 PM »

The first licensed ham in the US (1912), was a teenage boy in NYC. He went on to a distinguished career in radio and electronics.

However, his published recollections of his life as a ham go into detail about how he and other hams (unlicensed before 1912) would get into on-air fights with Navy operators at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and maritime operators aboard ships.  They called each other names and jammed one another.

Nothing has changed in +100 years.
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WD8KNI
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 06:27:36 PM »

I vote for a hygine test for acceptance into our hobby....
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KI6LZ
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 06:38:28 PM »

I vote for spelling test.
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 04:22:31 AM »

I vote for a hygine test for acceptance into our hobby....

So you have been to some hamfests in the past haven't you?  Grin

When I go with two of my ham buddies we joke ahead of time about who is in charge of buying the pine tree car air fresheners to hang around our necks. Wards off the some of the rancid odors in the room!

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W1JKA
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 04:37:39 AM »

Re: VE3FMC

Perhaps why the majority of Hamfest are held outdoors after this particular phenomena was noted. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 05:39:20 AM »

Loose Screws you say?

Trekkies
Bicyclists
Skateboarders
Snake Handlers
Base Jumpers
And the list goes on..................

A phenomenon not confined to Ham Radio?
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