Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 91

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6FLAB, Mar 4, 2017.

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  1. VK6FLAB

    VK6FLAB Ham Member QRZ Page


    "If they're shooting at you - you know you're doing something right!" - keyboard warriors are happy to attack, but rarely provide any contribution of note, other than to point out spelling errors and explain how they've been wounded by something you said.

    Clearly they are a loud minority in this hobby, but what of it for the rest of us. How can you enjoy this hobby and ignore those taking pot-shots because the only achievement in their live was to pass their Amateur Radio exam?

    This week in Foundations of Amateur Radio I admit to a mistake - shock horror - and point out that there is a bigger picture and more important things to look at.

    This is a weekly podcast about the wonderful hobby of Amateur Radio and can be downloaded from the website at - or you can subscribe via iTunes, search for my callsign, VK6FLAB.
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  2. K3RW

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    Thank you for this--there's nothing more frustrating than posting a question and getting berated. It has a chilling effect on the newbie ham and the old-timer trying to learn new tricks alike.
  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why exactly is this in 'amateur radio news'?
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  4. VK6NO

    VK6NO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh Dear W1YW. Chip you have just found yourself climbing the ladder to the BULLY BIN. Don't worry you will meet a few others that are already there also sick of this NEWS forced upon us on here but sadly we even get it on the WIA 6 News broadcast every week so you're really lucky. He is after us and I am so frightened my knees are a knocking, but life goes on.
    I'm one of the keyboard warriors that has no experience in life apart from my Amateur licence. Sadly this is another piece of FAKE NEWS as I've achieved more in my lifetime than he can ever hope and aspire to.

    Better give you some old news so you know why I say this I suppose. 16th January 2001 VK6NO was crushed at work taking out both legs, one arm, muscles in the neck, sacroiliac and pelvic joints, spine damaged in two places and gave myself two hernias lifting the load of myself. Oh dear totally and permanently disabled at 50 and it was suggested to my partner old grumpy be in wheel chair at 55. Repaired and retrained I went on to be a manager of a tool hire company, a security officer, first aid officer, child foster carer for 6 years and advocate for abused children.

    That's only 16 years Onno and all done living with 24/7 pain in every part of my old body. I wonder what I achieved prior to this.

    Retired now I'm still busy with helping the poor, mentally ill, autistic children, repairing radio gear, PC's, cars, houses, plumbing, etc and I do it all because I feel it's my life and don't need any accolades from anyone.. I Laugh My A### Off at the News value every week.

    When you start writing NEWS I'll stop being a Keyboard Warrior.
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  5. NN6EE

    NN6EE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Those "Boyz" are aka "THE TRULY SELF-RIGHTEOUS TYPES"!!!
  6. VK2OZ

    VK2OZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Frustrating is seeing this once socially respected hobby turned into nothing more than a glorified C.B circus .
    There was nothing wrong with the novice licence being the entry level into ham radio but no there were the one's whinging i cannot do morse it's all to hard well as usual in this place the whingers get their way and the novice licence was scrapped not a hard test,multi choice theory ,multi choice regs and of course that rotten word Morse at 5wpm i supported this ticket 100% even conducted classes had 95% success rate but all in vain the WIA screamedand kicked for a Foundation licence and no surprise it came about a licence that a 7 years can pass this is a licence it is a joke .
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  7. VK2OZ

    VK2OZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Which boys are "TRULY SELF RIGHTEOUS TYPES" explain your comment.
  8. VK6NO

    VK6NO Ham Member QRZ Page

    MICHAEL we are wasting our time and brains. I agree with you 100% on your postings as I would say 90% also do but no one apart from a few will come out and say so.
    Each month this podcast attacks more and more and I'm at a loss as to how we settle his issues about ham radio.
    He refuses to speak with people that have approached him, refuses to answer emails etc. It's HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.
    Was going to ask him to explain the words MORON, BULLY and lemming to his partner then call her that in general conversation to see what reaction he might get. My lady would hit me with the frying pan right between the eyes LOL. Cheers mate keep looking in like some of us do. Lindsay VK6NO
  9. VK6NO

    VK6NO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Be careful too people this old Rock a Billy been hacked twice now but it doesn't stop my posts. Not saying who's trying as we don't know 100% but read a bit about the issues , a few clues out there lol.
  10. VK6NO

    VK6NO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Link on my QRZ page to send you straight to our insult LEMMING page cheers

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