ARRL 'Radio Communications' billboard promotes Ham Radio on I-40

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Apr 18, 2019.

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  1. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you want to talk blight on the landscape wind turbines in scenic areas of this state are an absolute disgrace.
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  2. W9BRD

    W9BRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ham not an acronym.
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  3. W9BRD

    W9BRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep. How many of the "it's a service, not a hobby" types got into ham radio in their teens because they wanted to "serve"...anyone? It was something avocational you got into because you had free time and playing with radio was engaging and cool--a hobby.
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  4. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, that is correct, but,.......... What ever made you think He was using it as an "acronym"?

    1. an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word (e.g. ASCII, NASA ).
  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I received a public service award from the ARRL when I was 17, for passing major traffic during the 1973 Managua earthquake.

    Are you being served?
  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    (Some) Vendors say it stands for: Hasn't Any Money
  7. KN4UFK

    KN4UFK Ham Member QRZ Page


    Sponsored by ARRL

    Might have more impact and be more pertinent.

    wait...What?!? I can post now?!? I aced my Tech exam just this
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  8. W9BRD

    W9BRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    He rendered it in all caps, just as further on in the same sentence he used STEM as an acronym because it is one.
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  9. W9BRD

    W9BRD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Surely you understand that the fact that you happened to serve others while acting in your amateur radio capacity at 17 does not equate to evidence that you got into ham radio in the first place to so serve. Good for you for being in the right place at the right time! Having also once been 17, I'm pretty sure that with that emergency behind you didn't studiously avoid ragchewing or DXing or contesting or other fun/hobby activities as frivolous until your next chance to provide relief.

    As others have stated, the "serviceness" of ham radio is a necessary regulatory construct, just as is the serviceness of the Citizens Band Radio Service, the great majority of the participants in which wouldn't even bother to laugh at the idea that using their use of CBRS frequencies is anything other than self-serving. The "basis and purpose" text up near the beginning of the amateur radio regulations--and other subparts of the FCC regs--is there because the Administrative Procedure Act required its addition to the regs as a legal foundation for scoping FCC's regulatory activities for a given service.
  10. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    To me as a kid Amateur Radio always had an image of prestige much more then "just a hobby". At age 13, as soon as I got to General class as WAØPEV, I was invited to try the NTS CW nets on 80m by Don WAØEPX (SK) who was also mentioned in an ARRL Letter bulletin.

    I first checked into the MN QRS net and as soon as code speed built moved up to the regular section net. Before long I was a regularly scheduled NCS multiple days per week. Then I graduated to being a net liaison with the tenth regional net (TEN), and eventually it's connection with the Central Area Net (CAN). There was lots of serious traffic back then. It felt good to accomplish a contribution by passing it.

    In later teens I joined Army MARS. Elimination of student deferments and being classified by the Selective Service as 1A after the physical, a partial motivation was the rumor if/when I was drafted (lottery #34) that already being MARS trained may be a fast-track to a more interesting assignment.

    AR is, and most certainly enables many to be active in, a service.
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