Ham Talk Live! Episode 171 - World Scout Jamboree & WalMart Parking Lots On the Air

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB9VPG, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. K6BBQ

    K6BBQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    If only some WalMarts have McDonald's have McDonald's in them then give a bonus 1/4 point multiplier to stations that contact another station that also have a McDonald's. Quarter Pounder, quarter multiplier. Job done!
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  2. WX7P

    WX7P Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would the rules matter? WalMart is still a commercial entity. The 6 station you responded to has it correct.

    I'm trying to figure out why you and some of these other guys are so bent around the axle about people pointing out the presence of a commercial promotion in a radio event. I still think it's a stupid idea no matter who you try to dress everything up as some kind of joke. And yes, it IS a commercial promotion, anyone can see that. Why do you think corporate entities spend millions of dollars slapping their brand on anything they can? It's about exposure and repetition of the product name.

    It just plain doesn't belong in ham radio.

    Actually, I don't know why I bother to respond. I'm sure you'll come up with something as witty and insightful as you did responding to my last post.

    Don't hurt yourself, station.
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  3. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Viva WMPLOTA! Be there or be square!
  4. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think you can find the 'chill pills' on aisle 11 inside Walmart. If you aren't a dedicated satellite operator you have no idea how many Walmarts are on grid lines which is how this all got started. It's a fun event that many of us satellite operators enjoy. If you don't like it, you don't have to participate. It's not like Walmart is paying us for spending 10-15 in their parking lot after buying items in their store. Chill out!
    WD9EWK likes this.
  5. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I never realized that some people can get so triggered over a small niche of the amateur radio community being creative and having fun. Personally, I can't wait for the event and plan on getting some fried chicken from the deli at Walmart and enjoying it out in the Walmart parking lot with my ham daughter and almost-a-ham daughter and sending some RF up to a satellite and letting others know the store number of the Walmart where we got the fried chicken. I can't think of a more fun thing to do with my kids than spending time with them eating fried chicken and playing on the radio. Hopefully, my ham daughter will let me make a contact or two rather than making them all herself.
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  6. M6NXW

    M6NXW Ham Member QRZ Page

    We have ASDA in the UK. Part of the WalMart corp. Does that count? :D
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  7. KF9L

    KF9L Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am thinking of starting a Casey's gas station on the Air who wants to join LOL
    I hope they have fun but yeah its a bit much for me as well
  8. N1ZSC

    N1ZSC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have to admit that the idea of being at a Wal-Mart parking lot made me laugh. But then again, lots of people go to Wal-Mart's (and not all of them make it to the People of Wal-Mart web sites) so I figure good exposure for the hobby. Good idea even if it is a bit tongue in cheek. :)
  9. W2CSI

    W2CSI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I will try to work the scouts no matter where they are located.
    It is always fun to hear young operators on the air!
    Hopefully a few of them will decide to get there license.
  10. WX7P

    WX7P Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Fun" is not the point, and you know it. You're sitting here promoting WalMart right here in this thread. BTW, I'm not getting into it with you because based on experience from past postings from you, you'll just repeat the same garbage over and over and over regardless of what facts are presented to you.

    You're just plain wrong about this, period.

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