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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tri Ex
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 01:28:17 +0000
At 05:14 PM 11/30/99 -0500, BUBS wrote:
>I am not aware of any reason why someone has to post his or her call on
this or
>any  reflector, many do as a courtesy and because they like too see their
>letters flash by,  sort of a need for narcism.  On the other hand you will
>that many do not. The reflector is like any other site for dissemination of
>information, you will agree that Part 97. of the rules governing amateur
>communications do not encompass any segment of the news groups or assorted
>reflectors. If a person desires anonymity and privacy is an issue than
that is
>their choice which is  guaranteed under the US constitution for them to do
>What ever this persons reason for not posting a call sign should really be
>concern of yours or for that anyone else.

I strongly disagree.  The custom of signing one's name and call-sign is an
important part of retaining civility on these reflectors.  Just compare
with USENET, where anonymity and flaming are the rule of the day.  I think
it's an important ham radio tradition that you're known by your call-sign
and by the way the person signing it behaves, whether on the air or on the

73, Pete Smith N4ZR 

Sometimes a tower is just a tower

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