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Author Topic: Pretty Quiet Out There  (Read 6073 times)
K8AXW
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »

UA:

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Kerchunk: "Anyone around for a radio check, this is Wxyyy"

First station: "I got mine"
Second station" "I got mine too"
Third station: "yup, I still have mine too"

<squelch tail>

I have seen this actually happen. 

This one started on the CB band decades ago!  It's very unfortunate that it's found it's way onto the repeaters

I personally feel it's another example of CB'rs becoming Techs and either refusing or failing to understand amateur radio or assimilate to the amateur radio culture.

I AM happy to say that I've never heard that one on our local repeater, even though most of the operators are former CB'rs.   Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »

Yup I have heard folks talking and will not respond when I ask to join in- It's like AA4HA said it's the Beta/VHS thing all over again - and since I know no one even with all these repeaters- pretty lonely and yet I know there are hams all around as I can hear them on other "nets" checking in- I will remain hopeful and I'll still keep on CQing / asking for a ragchew / and see where it goes -  Will keep ya'll posted
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 03:33:39 PM »

UA:

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Kerchunk: "Anyone around for a radio check, this is Wxyyy"

First station: "I got mine"
Second station" "I got mine too"
Third station: "yup, I still have mine too"

<squelch tail>

I have seen this actually happen. 

This one started on the CB band decades ago!  It's very unfortunate that it's found it's way onto the repeaters

I personally feel it's another example of CB'rs becoming Techs and either refusing or failing to understand amateur radio or assimilate to the amateur radio culture.

I AM happy to say that I've never heard that one on our local repeater, even though most of the operators are former CB'rs.   Smiley

Oh, the CB boogeyman again.

Nice to see you're still not disappointed.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2018, 04:13:08 PM »

Yup I have heard folks talking and will not respond when I ask to join in- It's like AA4HA said it's the Beta/VHS thing all over again - and since I know no one even with all these repeaters- pretty lonely and yet I know there are hams all around as I can hear them on other "nets" checking in- I will remain hopeful and I'll still keep on CQing / asking for a ragchew / and see where it goes -  Will keep ya'll posted

It is kinda sad, and it also is not just because you are new either.  I have made trips, and not talk to anyone on a dozen repeaters I ID'd and came up on. I don't work a lot of VHF FM anymore. I have become one of those rotten contester's/DX chaser, and worse yet digital operators down on the HF bands.  No lack of contacts there, and if you want to ragchew, you can usually find someone on 40 or 20 willing to talk to you on ssb or answer a CQ on CW. 80 meters can be a little "cliquey" at times. It just depends on how you go about "joining the group".  Some folks are friendly and some arent.  Most are.  By the way, you do know that you never call CQ on FM operations right?.  That turns people off in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2018, 05:45:20 PM »

since I know no one even with all these repeaters- pretty lonely and yet I know there are hams all around

You might consider joining a local radio club. Some have weekend breakfast meetings and others will have weekinght meetings, often with a specific topic being presented.  That way, you will get to know people you might hear on the repeaters and then you are chatting with new friends you have met in person.

My Uncle N4ZZZ did just that, and has become good friends with another HAM in his area, they (and their XYL's) now have a lot more connection than just radio.

73's

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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2018, 09:18:46 PM »

7U:  I call 'em like I seez 'em!  Don't like it?  Too bad!

History is history and it can't be changed either by denial, book burning or pulling down statues!
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2018, 01:57:53 AM »

7U:  I call 'em like I seez 'em!  Don't like it?  Too bad!

History is history and it can't be changed either by denial, book burning or pulling down statues!

Your personal boogey man isn't everyone's boogeyman. Otherwise, what are you ranting about now? History, burning books, statues... what the hell happened to you to make an old man so bitter? Did a CB'er run off with your wife or something?

That's how I seez it, too bad you won't like it.
Mean spirited old troll. I hope you feel better now, having a CB'er behind every bush waiting to jump out and yell "I've got mine, 10-4 c'mon!".


....wouldn't understand a joke if it knocked his fool head clean off of him....   It's posts like his that makes me wonder why ham radio isn't already dead
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2018, 07:13:41 AM »

Joke?

Bitter old man?

CB being MY boogyman?

A CBr run off with my wife?  (I've had better odds winning the Power Ball lottery!)



And you think I've lost MY mind!  Man I WAS a CBr for years.  I sold, installed and repaired the damned things!  

I was just throwing in a little history plus a dig at those who bring habits from one culture (CB) to another (Ham Radio).  Nothing more.

It sounds as if YOU have some kind of complex from YOUR CB days!
 
You need to get a grip bud.  You're starting to unravel!

btw, your CB lingo is great!

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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2018, 01:45:30 PM »

Well I made a friend at the club I joined and he came over and used his laptop to program a LOT of repeaters on my radio
I kept at it and I finally talked to an 89 year old guy down near San Diego now I'm off and running- I'm an old geezer myself and I think that this is gonna be the thing to help me out as I have no phone and talking to someone over the radio is fun and since I'm new it's good to learn a new skill - Hope to hear you folks on the air- going out back now with my HT, a bottle of water and see what's up.- 73 KM6RWB -Vic in SoCal
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 04:20:50 PM »

Yup I have heard folks talking and will not respond when I ask to join in- It's like AA4HA said it's the Beta/VHS thing all over again - and since I know no one even with all these repeaters- pretty lonely and yet I know there are hams all around as I can hear them on other "nets" checking in- I will remain hopeful and I'll still keep on CQing / asking for a ragchew / and see where it goes -  Will keep ya'll posted

Drat! I was going to say that you might have more fun if you were working SSB on 2 meters but I do not know what type of radio you have, So many of the 2/440 rigs are FM only.

SSB on 2 meters can be really interesting, you can also try for satellite ops, at least with satellites those folks do want to talk. You can work satellites without crazy antennas, sometime even a tape-measure yagi mounted on a wooden stick can get in to a satellite.

I have a couple of FM HT's but I only listen to them during severe weather or to periodically check in on net-night. If I do a long distance trip I will use the radio on the car and try to pop up on repeaters along the way.
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 05:31:09 PM »

Joke?

Bitter old man?

CB being MY boogyman?

A CBr run off with my wife?  (I've had better odds winning the Power Ball lottery!)



And you think I've lost MY mind!  Man I WAS a CBr for years.  I sold, installed and repaired the damned things!  

I was just throwing in a little history plus a dig at those who bring habits from one culture (CB) to another (Ham Radio).  Nothing more.

It sounds as if YOU have some kind of complex from YOUR CB days!
 
You need to get a grip bud.  You're starting to unravel!

btw, your CB lingo is great!



Man, I don't have issues; I have subscriptions!
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KA3AUD
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« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2018, 08:59:32 AM »

Why do I bother coming here. It's just a hobby.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2018, 10:02:11 AM »

I assume that's a rhetorical question.  Or at least one that only you can answer!
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« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2018, 10:07:39 AM »

You're correct.
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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »

as mean as this may seem. ditch the 2 meter garbage upgrade to general get hf radio and some antennas.

hf is where it is at.
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