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  1. AB3RI

    AB3RI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not sure how often you scroll down to the bottom of the page here on QRZ but I just saw something I couldn't believe. Now, I understand how 'Ads by Google' work, but I guess the advertiser shown has sunk to a whole new level. Either that, or they can't distinguish between amateur radio and CB.

    [​IMG]

    I just went to Hamsphere and I can't find any reference to CB.

    I was hesitant to post this, but thought I'd share the humor. :rolleyes:
     
  2. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the Firefox ad block plug in so I don't see the ads, but when I did I was amazed at what I would see there from time to time.
     
  3. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The things I miss by being a subscriber. :)
     
  4. AB3RI

    AB3RI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I actually like the ads, and I even click on them from time to time when something strikes me. Even when I was a subscriber, I had the ads enabled.
     
  5. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    From the ad, I'm guessing that Hamsphere has found a whole new demographic. It looks like they cut that virtual blue wire to "open up" the virtual radio to virtually transmit on virtual 11 meters.

    Strangely enough, this actually makes a lot of sense. When the novelty of pretending to use the radio wears off, I suppose it might actually add a little bit of excitement if you can also pretend that you're breaking the law.
     
  6. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Database Subscriber QRZ Page

    11 meter Echolink!

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
  7. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Why not?
    Just as illegal as the other stuff that goes on there.
     
  8. KE5YXD

    KE5YXD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not to be "that guy", but I guess I am. Would it be illegal to run an echolink-like network on 11 meter? I would guess so, since there aren't even 11 meter repeaters in the US.
     
  9. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    You cannot run any emission other than AM and SSB, all other emissions are illegal on the US Class D CB band.
     
  10. KD8HLY

    KD8HLY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow ! that's pretty "cool" good buddy ! I wonder if they have "virtual"

    linyears on em? I could get into my neighbors TV with my computer!

    73 KD8HLY George
     
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