john at kk9a.com
john at kk9a.com
Thu Jun 27 11:14:13 EDT 2019
Well stated Kelly! The only time that I am on the air is during major
contests however I would not disparage hams with other interests than
John KK9A W4AAA
Kelly Taylor VE4XT wrote:
I simply can’t think of a more worthless pursuit in ham radio than
“insert your favourite ham activity here.”
Now it sounds a little petty, doesn’t it? Ham radio’s wide variety of
activity means there’s something for everyone. I don’t get the
attraction of FT8 — I understand the technology and celebrate its
weak-signal ability, but I just don’t see it as ‘fun' at all — can
take or leave VHF and UHF FM and never really got into foxhunting. I
don’t think anyone can really call themselves a DXer if they’ve ever
uttered the words, “When last heard, you were…"
But I don’t dismiss any as ‘worthless.’
Live and let live.
73, kelly, ve4xt
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 27, 2019, at 3:46 AM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:
>> I simply can't think of a more worthless pursuit in ham radio than
>> Even showed up to field day to get a 5.9 GHz radio link going, and found out
>> they can't count it as a "contact" for points. But hey, we got ARRL
>> "radiograms", half the length of a tweet and twice as pointless!
>> I've been involved in a few towers going up one even for ham radio, and I
>> think the lowest we ever made it was a 52 MHz remote receiver for
>> an repeater
>> input. I'd love to ask that; "I have a question about my contesting
>> propagation beacon that has a repeat function too", lolz.
>> Bryan Fields
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