W0MU Mike Fatchett
w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Jun 27 11:47:25 EDT 2019
We should be thankful for the people that do many other things with ham
radio! They are keeping it alive and helping to secure the bands we have.
I am a contester, dxer, ftXer, county hunter, park hunter,fox hunter,
qrper, 2mer, 450er etc from time to time. It is great to be able to do
what you want.
On 6/27/2019 9:14 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> 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>
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 727-409-1194 - Voice
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