jimw7ry at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 10:17:36 EDT 2019
That's why I no longer criticize the folks in their safety orange vests
at hamfests and club meetings.
Jim W7RY An avid RTTY contester (for 40 years) and casual CW contester.
On 6/27/2019 8:24 AM, Kelly Taylor 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
>> On Jun 27, 2019, at 5:17 AM, john nistico <electric911inc at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Bryan our hobby has something for all that is why we do it. Contesting helps keep skills sharp when operating in adverse conditions. I wish more operators had contest experience during the 9-11 operations. Some of those belt loop hams were awful under pressure.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Jun 27, 2019, at 3:46 AM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:
>>>> On 6/26/19 2:58 PM, N4ZR wrote:
>>>> Yup, I remember when you would get chastised for raising non-contest
>>>> topics on contesting.com - so we had to resort to asking about
>>>> "contesting towers" "and contesting antennas"
>>> I simply can't think of a more worthless pursuit in ham radio than contesting.
>>> 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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