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Re: [TowerTalk] Spanish-language conversation on baluns, antennas

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Spanish-language conversation on baluns, antennas
From: David Gilbert <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:11:45 -0700
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How exactly do you or KT9OM expect Steve to moderate the list (and 
history has shown that he does indeed need to monitor the list for 
relevancy and decorum) if postings are in Spanish (or any other 
language)?  And I think it's pretty clear from his "shouted" posting 
that he had already previously asked for it to stop.  Everyone gets 
frustrated when they get ignored.

So yes, it is pretty much an English only list, but you know darn well 
that it isn't restricted in any other way to USA only.  This issue has 
nothing at all to do with whether or not the users of the list speak one 
language or half a dozen.  The issue is whether it is fair to expect 
Steve to speak enough different languages to be able to monitor the 
list, or to run everything through an online translator.  Clearly it isn't.

Dave   AB7E

On 4/26/2010 8:50 AM, David Jordan wrote:
> Geez,
> I didn't think this was an 'English' only list it USA only as
> well? Better hit the delete key now...this was bound to happen!
> English speaking correspondents might want to go to the trouble to run
> fellow non-English speaking ham hobbyist text through a translator site, if
> they think the non-English speakers might be interested, or might benefit
> from some useful information the English-only speaker has to contribute.
> But, being the bone-heads we are...lets just offend the rest of the world
> and show them how ignorant we can be; that we expect the rest of the planet
> to speak English...  The average person in Europe speaks three
> languages...aren't these the same folks we build massive antennas systems to
> launch our signals to; so we can get signal reports from to stoke our egos
> -- DUH!
> I'm on several ham radio reflectors and often times see non-English emails.
> Its not a big deal...the hobby is about communicating, isn't it?  Did it say
> somewhere it has to always be in English?
> Ever wonder how much easier one could work DX if one responded to the DX
> station's CQ in-language?
> Gracias por sus comentarios ... Tom muy apreciada. Ahora espero las llamas
> e-mail!
> 73,
> Dave
> Wa3gin

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Tom Cox
> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 11:14 AM
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Spanish-language conversation on baluns, antennas
> Pete, does your delete key work? Mine does...

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