It's official... CB'ers run newer radios than I own.

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W1BR, Oct 11, 2020.

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  1. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm pretty sure hams gave themselves a bad name long before that. I've seen amateur radio operators portrayed in a less than positive light in media from the 50s and 60s.

    I was reading a section of a book on low profile operating that recounted an issue when the author was a young ham. His neighbor was getting regular interference on his TV and blamed the author. Some sleuthing later, it was determined to be the butter warmer in the man's fridge. Now why would the neighbor blame the amateur if interference from amateurs wasn't a known thing.

    Chris
     
  2. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    It’s adorable that you think anything has ever gotten “done around there”. It’s a side-show of intellectually void entertainment which curiously seems to fascinate some and attract useless ‘present’ comments by others.
     
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  3. WZ7U

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    Sideshow_Bob_(The_Simpsons_Ride).png at your service.
     
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  4. KP4SX

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    It was common and unintentional for the most part. Not the result of illegal operation.
    On the other hand...
     
  5. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    However, public perception as it is.....
     
  6. WN1MB

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    Or maybe blind faith and over-reliance on flawed technology, eh?
     
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  7. W1BR

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    Why would I hang out there? Extra Class license, CW and real antennas give me the world. You should try it
     
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  8. KI4POT

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    There is certainly that, but there's also zero-day vulnerabilities that nobody has discovered or vulnerabilities only known to the vendors because they're too embarrassed to publish them until some 3rd party discovers it. Then there are the vulnerabilities created by the march of technology. What was secure yesterday is vulnerable today because computers are 10x more powerful than when that tech was developed. It never ends.

    Anymore, it's not even about "perfect" security, but whether or not the cost of the security control is equal to or less than the cost (financial or otherwise) of a breach.

    Chris
     
  9. WD4IGX

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    I went from ham radio to IT then telecom so... yeah, I guess that might seem weird to them. I thought you were seriously suggesting that ham radio OUGHT to be though. One of those nuance things lost in text sometimes. :)
     
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  10. WZ7U

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