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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by WE4AU View Post
    It will show up online first, then the paper copy will arrive in the mail. But since you have your CSCE, you're good to go anyway. (You DO have your CSCE, don't you. )

    Regards,
    -Bruce
    WE4AU
    lol yep sure do
    Last edited by N2NKW; 10-01-2013 at 06:39 PM.

  2. #22

    Default I could not agree more....

    Having been licensed for 33 years and seeing the changes and lack of enforcement I just shake my head. I was off the air for a few years and am getting my station in order since we moved to the mountains. We need the "ladies and gentlemen" of yesteryear. I have heard garbage language, extremely improper operation and as stated phrases normally associated with CB. In my teens everyone had a CB an 90% were polite friendly and helpful. Then came the huge ham and other amps, 100-200 foot towers, stacked Moonrakers and of course out of band radios. I knew of one man who the FCC did shut down and he was running who knows what amp but at 100 miles he was full scale. He got in to Church P.A.'s He would talk over anyone to prove he could.

    Now as noted I hear "Hello radio, hello audio and MAN THIS THING IS A SWINGING!" on 75 and 40. Not communication with anyone just saying it. And by the tuning and signal I assure you the legal limit is the bottom of those people's scales. I saw one blog where a ham was selling a Collins Commercial amp. 4 watts in 10 KW out. I will work those bands for ragchew and dx but I refuse to get in to any group that acts that way. Am I better? no, HAM radio is better. I wish to work the hobby and service as it is and do no harm. I wish to help if I can. I wish to be polite and operate according to the rules and established protocol. I do not need anyone to tell me to do this. It is my pleasure and honor to be a HAM just as it is to meet; in person or on the the air other like minded hams. I will not argue with anyone regarding the negative practices. That is not ham radio. To me it has always been a blessing and privilege to operate. I called an emergency net on 75 for 3 years and then managed that net or 3 years. Again this was my honor and pleasure to serve.

    I am so glad to see all of the fine comments from real ham operators. Stick to your guns, we will outlast the others.
    73,
    George
    N5NNS

    Quote Originally Posted by N6JPG View Post
    From KC9EE: "By the sounds of certain 75, 40 and 20 meter freqs, I believe we wouldn't have anything to lose. Of course I don't mean that. It's just pitiful to hear the language used and all the antics. Sounds remarkably similar to 11 meters. Of course China Town reminds me of China. Go figure."

    Unfortunately, you're right. I quit 11 meters back when all the "good buddies" started getting on the band after those inane trucker movies came out many years ago. Now when I hear on the ham bands some of the language, music being played, jamming, recording others' transmissions and playing them back on the air, I sometimes wonder if I'm back on the Children's Band. The sad part is that the FCC basically has one, count 'em, one person in charge of regulatory enforcement on the Amateur bands. Somehow I don't think we'll miss her too much during the shutdown.

  3. #23

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    oh lord. what a joke. lets furlough congress

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    oh lord. what a joke dc is right now

  5. #25

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    The document states that the High Frequency Direction Finding equipment is considered vital to national security for some reason, and will still be manned and maintained, so I guess we all still have to behave. Oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV1H View Post
    ... High Frequency Direction Finding equipment is considered vital to national security for some reason, and will still be manned and maintained, so I guess we all still have to behave. Oh well...
    They might be still listening, but, if FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith is furloughed, the official Amateur Radio "Enforcer", there wont be any body around to process the paperwork!

    I would think that monitoring us Part 97'ers would not be deemed as "essential", let alone vital to national security. So Ms. Smith may be on an unpaid holiday.

    However, I wonder if the FCC HF monitors are occasionally out-tasked to the NSA (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by N6KZB View Post
    ...where fools can be in power...
    Who is the bigger fool? The one in power, or the one who elects him/her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV1H View Post
    The document states that the High Frequency Direction Finding equipment is considered vital to national security for some reason, and will still be manned and maintained, so I guess we all still have to behave. Oh well...
    Probably because intercontinental aviation frequencies are on HF. I don't think the FCC is concerned much with the bitter clingers on 80m or the pay-to-pray HF broadcasters.
    "[I]You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.[/I]"

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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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    Quote Originally Posted by K6FRG View Post
    It appears that the licensing service is one of the things that will cease operations. That means people who pass the exams will have to wait to get their license until things start up again. Glad I already have my license.
    Licenses have been shifted over to Cracker Jack boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K6FRG View Post
    It appears that the licensing service is one of the things that will cease operations. That means people who pass the exams will have to wait to get their license until things start up again. Glad I already have my license.
    Licenses have been shifted over to Cracker Jack boxes.

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