Topband: RHR

Louis Parascondola gudguyham at
Fri Jan 15 17:42:24 EST 2016

I guess that about sums it up from an intelligent person.  Ron we took the hard to swallow pill a few times in our careers.  Like you mentioned, incentive licensing and the dropping of the code when we did 20WPM the hard way.  I swallowed the pill and moved forward so did many of us but then again we always can look back on our roots and be proud.  

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From: GALE STEWARD via Topband <topband at>
To: Topband at Contesting. Com <topband at>
Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 5:03 pm
Subject: Re: Topband: RHR

I'm with Ron one this. I don't care in the slightest what someone else uses to work a station. If it's legal, go for it. I worked my 146 on Topband from my own QTH. My station is always going forward with improvements and continues to gradually get better.And this argument that "this will be the end of ham radio as we know it", I've been hearing that tired phrase since the late 60's. Memory keyers, incentive licensing, computers & packet radio, skimmers, etc. have all been touted as going to "ruin" ham radio. I'm on the air every day and still having fun, after 53 years. I don't think it been ruined at all. It has changed, just like everything else. I think that a lot of the new technology is great.My DXCC is not diminished in the slightest (in my mind) by whatever equipment setup someone else used to work a new one. More power to them.My 2 cents...73, Stew K3ND       From: Ron Spencer <ron.e.spencer at> To: "Topband at Contesting. Com" <topband at>  Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 1:07 PM Subject: Topband: RHR   I don't get it. WHY do you care? How does what the operators that usethem do  affect you? How does it affect your ability to work astation? What possible difference does it make in how you use thishobby? If the operators beat you in a contest so what? YOU know whatyou did and how you did it and should take pride in YOUR success.For me, this is a HOBBY. It should be fun! I find enjoyment in myoperating successes. If someone with a better station, like W8JI orW4ZV, work DX I can't hear I don't get upset with them. I wonder how Ican improve MY station to be better.RonN4XD_________________Topband Reflector Archives -  _________________Topband Reflector Archives -

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