In March 99 issue of Popular Communications on pp. 8,9 a letter to the
editor from "Stuart Lent" stated that he was upset. His reason, because he
couldn't hear the launch communications relay that a local ARC in Florida
does as a service to the amateur community. Then following this he goes on
to blast all amateurs that operate CW stated basically we cause nothing but
interference and operate QRO only. According to the article there were
stations 2 kHz above and below him at 14.295 MHz. This is all too common for
this magazine and its slant as anti-amateur radio and definitely anti-CW.
Shortly after this letter another letter to the editor another appears on p.
10 that is written to the editor from Vern A. Weiss, W9STB. This is the one
that really concerned me. This amateur is pro-CW and states his position
from the beginning. Well that obviously upset the editor who replies that CW
is basically a waste of time and that it should be done away with ASAP.
This is the kicker though, the anti-CW letter from "Stuart Lent" has no
address listed, but the pro-CW letter from Vern A. Weiss, W9STB, has the
full address given too which I am sure caused this fellow amateur a lot of
harassing mail and very little support from this unlikely amateur community
I would ask that if you are a SWLer or casually read Popular Communications
magazine from the newstand as I do, or subscribe, please consider their
obvious position and do as I will refuse to buy another copy.
tnx es 73,
Amateur Radio Transmitting Society
of Louisville, KY (ARTS)
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