[TowerTalk] cheap hams

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri Aug 18 18:09:34 EDT 2006

On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:02:11 -0400, Alan NV8A wrote:

>Jim said that there are people who cannot afford to put a beam on a 
>properly engineered tower, implying that if you can't afford to put one 
>on a properly engineered tower, it's OK to put one a tower that is not 
>properly engineered

BS!  YOU implied that, not me. 

I stated that many hams don't have big money to spend on ham radio and 
must settle for far less than a beam on a tower -- like wires strung 
between trees, or between sections of TV mast on a house and garage, or 
dropped out the window to whatever tie point is available. 

I am sick and tired of (and even disgusted by) the attitude that ham 
radio begins and ends with big power and big aluminum on a big tower. I 
find it a very limited and sad attitude toward ham radio. 

Sure it's nice to have a nice antenna farm, but I've had 51 years of fun 
in ham radio with nothing but wires and 100 watt transceivers, and bought 
my first amplifier two years ago. 


Jim Brown K9YC

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