Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KC8FCW, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. KI4JCE

    KI4JCE Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are more sour apples in here then at a produce stand! Lemons can't hold a candle to some of you.

    Yes I turned in the element 3 CSCE on the 24th and am now a proud NC General/AG. Studying for the Extra as we speak. (I can hear the blood boiling in some of you already) I can see by some comments on here that I am not a welcome HAM by many of those that I would hope to have Elmer me as my hobby expanded. [​IMG] Tis a true shame to say the least. Talk about advancing our hobby.

    I have purchased around fifty dollars worth of code software that I can now, at my leisure, learn the code with. The black (gotta get it done) cloud is not there anymore. I just hope it doesn't take as long as it has to learn playing a guitar. $1000 dollars worth of musical equipment and 20 years of practice and I can still only play five chords. [​IMG]

    The question is if I do pass the 5wpm CW test will I have anymore respect from those that passed the 20 or 13WPM test? Doubt it!

    I have to admit that the VECs at my test session were awesome. Each one of them congratulated me and wished me well in the hobby. Even as a NC General, to me it is a sense of accomplishment, no matter what the "code no go crowd" has to say.

    I know 11 "code" hams in my area and only one called to see if I got my General ticket. I can feel the love already! Can you?? If you don't want to QSO with me they put a OFF button on your radio for a reason. Do me a favor and use it. Some of your piss poor attitudes really make this an inviting hobby. NOT!!!

    Just because you had to learn to drive a stick shift doesn't mean I did. Some of you must have been really pissed when the automatic transmission came out! [​IMG]

    73 KI4JCE
  2. KB9YFI

    KB9YFI Ham Member QRZ Page



    AS for the rest of the lemon-heads. Chew on this sour-ball:

  3. K3NEP

    K3NEP Ham Member QRZ Page

    CONGRATS to you KI4JCE !
    I to went on sat. the 24th & upgraded to gen.I got my nct in jan. when i first came on here & made a post,I almost had my head taken off by one of those sour apples !,Dont let it bother you,I dont.I have had a GREAT time ragchewin with MANY OT,& have been welcomed with open arms by most all,there have been a few sour apples tryin to cause [harmful interference] ,but dont let any of that kiddy, cb mentality bother you !!It is strange though,that that is what they where afraid of from us new comers [​IMG] go figuire [​IMG] [​IMG] ..Well enjoy your new hf freqs. I know i will.......3,s........KB3OKP//AG
  4. WB8YUE

    WB8YUE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I to went on Saturday and upgraded from tech to nc general. To those of that that this offends I hope I don't run into you on the air when I finally get a rig and get on HF. For the rest of you it will be an honor to have a qso with you.
  5. N1JBS

    N1JBS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great work- congrats!!

    Since I live about 8 miles from the ARRL, I decided to visit this weekend. The place was very busy with new hams and I enjoyed it so much that I went back on Sunday and brought my son, who is now showing much more interest than ever before.

    So for the guys that wont talk to me, that attitude is NOT present in Newington, Conn, where everyone is encouraged- not put down! (take a HINT!)
  6. KB9YFI

    KB9YFI Ham Member QRZ Page

    They don't need frequency privileges to cause QRM. They never did and never will. The tech/tech+ combination doesn't change that equation and neither does the elimination of Morse Code testing.

    Most of the QRM that I have heard in the last couple of days was directed AT no-code techs and that leads me to believe it was caused by long time code-centric know-code lids. So much for the theory that knowing CW was a lid-filter...
  7. AD4MG

    AD4MG Banned QRZ Page

    Can't do it fellow.  There is no more element 1 "code test".  Why are you worried about taking a code test?  If you want to do CW, then do CW.

    Guys and gals, put it to bed now.  The issue is over.  All licensed amateurs now have at least some hf access.

    What's left to argue about?

    For those that insist on continuing to moan and groan here, since you're never going to be happy, why not move on to something else.  Amateur Radio just doesn't fit you.  After all the endless whining and crying, the last thing we need is a bunch of "new" old pharts on the air.

    Put down the keyboard, turn on the rig, and call back here (in this thread) in about 10 years.  Or are some of you the type that isn't happy unless you have an audience to cry to?

    Please ... let me look like the idiot with the last post in this thread for say, 90 days.

    Luke - ad4mg
  8. KI4JCE

    KI4JCE Ham Member QRZ Page

    ad4mg "the last thing we need is a bunch of "new" old pharts on the air."

    Well I'm certainly not an old phart! Hope it wasn't aimed at me. Hope to have a QSO with you someday. I don't know about other people but I am having a blast with my new privileges! [​IMG]


    PS I just couldn't have you look like the last "idiot" in this post!
  9. KB9YFI

    KB9YFI Ham Member QRZ Page

    As of this morning I am KB9YFI/AG. Element 3 was a breeze. I'm NO-CODE General.


    And next month I'll be a NO-Code Extra when I go back to take Element 4.

  10. K3XS

    K3XS Ham Member QRZ Page

    The problem with calling retiring the CW test "dumbing down the Service" is that it assumes learning Morse is somehow evidence of being "smart".

    While I know many delightful and intelligent CW ops, in my experience there's just as many who are dumb as a box of hammers. I do think the remaining tests could stand to be made more technically demanding, and if they were, we might see fewer "box-of-hammers" level ops...and 75m phone might be less painful to listen to, too.

    While I have enormous respect for the history and tradition of ham radio, perhaps we've forgotten that it was originally conceived as a laboratory, not a museum.

    73 de Maggie K3XS
    Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb -
    Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280
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