[CQ-Contest] July QST arrives "Antenna Issue"

Harry A. Hodges w6yoo at utm.net
Mon Jun 25 15:56:09 EDT 2001

Hi All,

I think the following sums it up:  "In this life there are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask "What Happened?"."

73, Harry

At 21:26 6/24/01 -0500, Dale L Martin wrote:
>> Hello Jerry,
>> No offense intended towards you, but if the ARRL is suppose to be
>> doing all you
>> describe below then they must not be doing a very good job.  Are
>> not only about
>> one fourth of the licensed amateur radio operators in the United
>> States members
>> of the ARRL.  That seems kind of pathetic to me.
>No more pathetic than anywhere/anything else.
>Do you vote?  How pathetic is that?  And you don't even have to pay a fee.
>Yet, only just over half the voting age population registered in the 1994
>election and only 45% voted.
>Belong to any ham radio clubs?  How many in the club are actually ACTIVE
>members?  How many show up for club-related events to do things (meetings,
>fun-runs, shack cleaning, tower work, equipment repair, etc.) and/or
>volunteer to lead a team or organize an activity?  In any club/organization,
>there are going to be the movers-shakers (no matter what the quality of
>their moving-shaking may be).  The rest just sit on their haunches and watch
>the goings-on.
>> Seventy five percent of all US hams can not be wrong!  Can they?
>Yes, they can.  Very much so.  They can also be miserably cheap bastards,
>too, so any membership dues is anathema to them.
>dale, kg5u
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