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Author Topic: HAS CB LIDS DESTROYED THE HAM BANDS?  (Read 18747 times)
W1JKA
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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2014, 10:14:44 AM »

Re: K8AXW

Well you certainly have me beat, no papers here yet as I'm still being evaluated.
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KC8IIR
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2014, 05:28:51 PM »

If you are wondering, I have never had cross words or a less than polite conversation operating CW on Any band. None of the cb'ers indentified themselves as such so I could not tell who the enemy was Smiley Smiley

Hang in and stay where you are with a group of your own peers or they will vote you off the island stranger.

Greg kc8iir
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K7KBN
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2014, 08:54:59 PM »

It should be, "HAVE CB lids destroyed the ham bands?" At least use proper English when berating other people.

The answer is NO. It was the FCC, licensing restructuring and EMCOMM that made amateur radio unattractive to normal people.

I was about to say "Yes, they has."  But I like your answer better.
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« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2014, 04:20:45 AM »

26.7% of all quoted statistics are incorrect.

And they also say that 5 out of 4 people don't understand fractions!

58% of students graduate in the lower half of their class.   Grin

73
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« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2014, 05:47:08 AM »

HURRICAINE said:  "I started pounding my D-104 mic against the desk, I thought it wasn't working."

Hmmm,  I don't know what you do for a living, but considering your trouble-shooting methods, I can bet that you're not on the bomb squad; at least not for very long.




de Ray
W7ASA ..._  ._

It was supposed to be a joke Ray..  I do have two D-104 microphones, one for the Viking Valiant and the other for the Hammarlund HX 500.

Believe it or not - the microphone I prefer is a Turner +3 Super Side Kick.
I get excellent audio reports with it and the Kenwood TS 990...
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PA0KDW
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« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2014, 07:17:01 AM »

It is not ham radio that is to blame.

I think, that the dumbing down and the Japanese industry (when Sommerkampf, (or MeinKampf?) Kenwood, Yaesus  and Icom are supposed to be Japanese) that saw a growing market in the growing amount of dumbo people (including YOU reader)  is the reason.

Who,the heck is able to DESIGN and construct its own equipment as amateur, based on available literature and own intellectual capacity from scratch?

I was, I am 94 years old , I suppose, I can only estimate, and  I stop reading this kind of forums, because the contributors demonstrate stupidity, that they do not recognize by themselves, so that my remarks only induce aggressive comments,  and  that  is bad for enduring existance of myself, when I measure the increment in frequency of heath beats per minute of my own pumping organ, which demonstrated  obviously high reliability up to this moment.

I spent an hour on advising KB1WSY how to learn Morse code, He did nor even react. So by , dumbing down and by operating your Japanese appliances and be proud of that. Do your contests collect your worthless awards and be lucky with your life. Hope for prosperity for the next genaration, I assure of my expectation: your  hope will not be fulllfilled.

My US English not correct?  Answer in Dutch or any language  to declare  that. I will compare your proficiency in a foreign language with mine in ur language.

In history civilisations grow and decline,  Recognize your own decline, may be that will help you to delay it one generation; after that you(r country)  will be the low wage supply country of China.

Frans PA0KDW 73
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K9OJT
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« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2014, 08:40:42 AM »

1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Contests
4. Complaining about contests


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1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Contests
4. Complaining about contests
5. Bitching about 'No Coders' and the new breed of 'dumb' and 'unqualified' hams


Fixed it for ya'
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K8AXW
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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2014, 09:21:22 AM »

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Well you certainly have me beat, no papers here yet as I'm still being evaluated.

The papers will be forthcoming when your psychiatrist learns that you cannot afford his/her services any longer.

 
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PA0KDW
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« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2014, 09:38:43 AM »



The papers will be forthcoming when your psychiatrist learns that you cannot afford his/her services any longer.

 

Come on Al, you have the age and the life experience to react much better that that.

Try to understand what other people mean to say, weight it and give your comment, but do not mark them sick in their mind when they propose something you don't like to hear or when you can't find arguments to oppose.
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KC8IIR
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« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2014, 12:27:51 PM »

Frans, I think it went right over there heads.

Frans, America is in a culture change. You have read the future to them.
I see it every day. Wage and standard of living is declining in the USA at a fast pace.
Folks are not willing to diciplane themselves to learn code ,a job skill or grammar.
Working is not a priority.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go back to work trying to figure out how to make a living in a
Socialist economy transitioning to communism.

Kc8iir
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KB1WSY
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« Reply #70 on: January 11, 2014, 01:02:09 PM »

I spent an hour on advising KB1WSY how to learn Morse code, He did nor even react.

Frans, is that a typo? You and I had a fairly lengthy exchange of views on this subject, over in the "My Morse Code Learning Campaign" thread. The exchange started on this page: http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,93658.90.html.

If there's something I did to give you the impression I didn't appreciate your posts, I will be the first to apologize.

Who,the heck is able to DESIGN and construct its own equipment as amateur, based on available literature and own intellectual capacity from scratch?

I have no professional background in electronics, but my entire station (including existing and future equipment) is home-built (and not from a kit). Admittedly, I followed some vintage ARRL designs from the 1960s: I did not design my receiver myself. However, once I had built it, I made substantial alterations to improve performance, with a lot of help from Elmers on eHam. My test equipment is once-broken vintage gear that I fixed and restored myself.

I described the construction of my receiver here: http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,90273.0.html.

Next project: a two-tube crystal-controlled MOPA "Novice" transmitter, also an ARRL design, also built from scratch, at which point I can finally Get On The Air. After which I have many other projects planned: a better receiver, a more powerful transmitter, a VFO ... the list (and the junkbox) gets more voluminous by the day.

I'm one of those crazy hams who's really only interested in CW and who doesn't find the hobby interesting unless he builds all of his own gear. And I'm not unique. My ultimate aim, is, indeed, to design and build an entire station myself (once I have enough experience in electronics) and there are people over in the Homebrew forum who have done exactly that, including one of my Elmers, N2EY. I've only had my license for two years and I still have a lot to learn.

By the way I don't really agree with your USA-bashing comments. I'm a foreigner living in America, so I do feel that I have some perspective on this. I get tired of the incessant claims that society has been "dumbed down." That's certainly not the impression I got while putting two daughters through High School here, and they are now in American universities, which are consistently rated among the top in the world. In many ways, "it depends." It's a vast and varied country and generalizations often don't capture the reality.

My best wishes and 73,

Martin/KB1WSY
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WS3N
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« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2014, 06:44:55 PM »

Folks are not willing to diciplane themselves to learn code ,a job skill or grammar.
(emphasis added)

You forgot to mention that many people find spelling to be a challenge. Some of them even criticize others without knowing how foolish they look. Oh well, as the saying goes, ignorance is bliss.
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N0IU
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« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2014, 08:28:22 PM »

1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Contests
4. Complaining about contests


Wink



1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Contests
4. Complaining about contests
5. Bitching about 'No Coders' and the new breed of 'dumb' and 'unqualified' hams


Fixed it for ya'

1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Contests
4. Complaining about contests
5. Complaining about how the bands are dead when there are no contests
6. Bitching about 'No Coders' and the new breed of 'dumb' and 'unqualified' hams

Fixed it for ya'
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PA0KDW
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« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2014, 02:36:09 AM »

JKA:  Yes!  I am proof positive that I am normal!  I have papers from my psychiatrist that proves it.

I don't need that kind of papers, because the voices in my head say that I am quite normal.
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K2CPO
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« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2014, 01:14:58 AM »

I got my Technician license in July 2013 at 98%. Got my General license in October 2013 at 96%. Got my Extra license in December 2013 at 96%. I'm now learning CW. Why? Because it's tradition. Because it's something I want to know and be good at. Because I find it interesting, and I'm intrigued by it.

I've yet to meet (on the air) a mean and nasty 'ol former CB'er who's wearing a dirty under-shirt, picking his nose with one hand, and fondling his mike with the other while shouting obscenities over the air-waves with an ice-chest full of cheap beer on the floor of his shack.

As for myself, I'm quite pleasant, and also a good listener. I follow the band-plan, and if I make a mistake, I'll apologize for that, and will learn from it.

So I'm a *new* ham operator with an Extra license, learning CW. I'm also female and like a beer now and again. Make mine a Guinness Stout. Red wine is nice, too.

I'm not into contesting. I don't want anyone to "work" me. That makes my skin crawl, really, to think that someone might want to "work" me. I'd much rather have a very nice, pleasant QSO with pretty much anyone out there, whether they be in the US, or some far away and exotic place.

Pile-ups? I'll just keep tuning away from them. It's not for me. I'd rather engage in ARES nets and the like. Have a real conversation with another human being anywhere on this planet, be they in the next town, county, state, or across the nation, or even on another continent. I'm not keeping score. Just having a good time, that's all.

So have LIDs screwed things up? Not that I can tell. Dunno! Ask me in a year or two.
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