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Re: [TenTec] OT: SWR & Coax

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: SWR & Coax
From: "DW Holtman" <tubestuff@comcast.net>
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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:16:27 -0600
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Where is your web page?

DW Holtman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Brown K9YC" <k9yc@audiosystemsgroup.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: SWR & Coax

> On Mon, 07 Jul 2008 11:05:36 -0500, Tim Randa wrote:
>>you call us fools if we didn't own a particular book
> My first ham radio mentors made sure that I owned and studied that 
> book when I was starting out in 1955. Many foolish statements have 
> been made on this and other lists because the poster obviously hasn't 
> put in that effort. The ARRL Handbook IS the "bible" of ham radio.  
>>Your posts sure don't fit well in this *friendly* and helpful group.
> Really? Over the past years, I've made numerous posts that answered 
> questions in detail, and with the theory to back up my answer. Over 
> the past five years, I've done considerable research and published 
> more than a dozen FREE tutorials on my website. All are written so 
> that people without a serious technical education can learn from them. 
> This winter, I spent nearly a week on an Autocad drawing of the Titan 
> 425, and posted it on my website. How was that not helpful?  This 
> winter, I published work on coax chokes (current baluns) that 
> represents the first real advance on that topic since W1JR and W2DU 
> nearly 30 years ago. And it is FREE on my website. Last I looked, 
> there had been nearly a half million downloads of the tutorial on RFI. 
> I've made more than a dozen tutorial presentations to local ham clubs, 
> and spent my own money to get there. And I've mentored some new hams. 
> As hams, we have our frequencies ONLY because 1) we contribute to the 
> state of the art; and 2) we provide emergency communications. Without 
> those contributions, there is nothing to justify our use of the RF 
> spectrum. All of us should be asking ourselves what we can contribute. 
> One of my contributions is pushing others to learn. Yes, I'm a 
> curmudgeon. If that bothers you, I encourage you to use your delete 
> key.  
> 73,
> Jim Brown K9YC
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