Topband: Band coming alive

Charles Moizeau w2sh at
Fri Aug 27 18:33:24 PDT 2010

I certainly believe that having two separate lists would not be helpful to anyone. 

With a single list, the OT and the Newbie can use the delete key; the former if bored by the need to re-read a well-worn topic, the latter if he cannot or does not want to delve into a topic that is  beyond his comprehension or scope of interest.  

Preserving a single but widened list will, I am certain, extend the well-established and gracious conduct of its long-established members to a larger audience.  That will bring about an educational benefit to the Newbie, and perhaps a measure of didactic gratification to the OT.  

Still, this state of affairs could be even better served if a greater amount of the inter-OT dialogue with substantive value were channeled through the list, rather than, as often occurs, being confined to bilateral and off-list communications.

I was was fortunate to have had a bit of direct contact with W1BB.  Others on this list perhaps knew him better.

As for this one list/two list issue, think deeply how Stew would have done it.


Charles, W2SH


> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:28:18 -0700
> From: tree at
> To: shore1 at
> CC: kd6nrp at; topband at
> Subject: Re: Topband: Band coming alive
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 07:14:15AM -0700, John wrote:
> > This is an excellent idea..... would make it easier for the newbie to learn 
> > and have fun as they did so......
> > > It might be helpful to create a separate e-mail list for beginner and 
> > > intermediate level 160- and 80-meter operators. The topics covered could 
> > > include antennas, propagation, which frequencies to use, operating modes, 
> > > arranging schedules, operating from a small lot, and so on.
> I am not sure this would really work.  I think this list is the right place
> for doing all of this.
> If we make two lists - then likely one list would die.  
> If anyone wants a signal report when I am CQing DX - feel free to call.  Also,
> if I hear a new call on the band CQing - I make a point to work them.
> 73 Tree N6TR
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