On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 17:26:09 -0400, "Jim White, K4OJ"
>It is news to me that ham radio is not a religious experience...
>When the gray line passes overhead and the signals rise up from the
>noise on 160 meters, signals from far FAR away places like Japan
>Events like this still make the hairs on the back of my neck still stand
>up after 30 years of this stuff... while I may not worship a leader of
>this religion the act of radio communication is in my opinion a
>SO, don't mess with my religion otherwise you will be in deep trouble
>with those who uphold religious freedoms....
>Are not towers and antennas a form of Temple - reaching towards deities
>not unlike the old Gothic churches did reaching up to the heaven?
>Mebbe no flying buttresses are apparent but there are tram lines!
>And all these years I am wrong - I had figured those RTTY guys were the
>Monks vowed to silence...
I think you're on to something there, Jim. I know I have invoked the
Deity's name a time or two while doing tower work. :-)
73, Bill W7TI