Letter to the ARRL... by W6LG - Jim Heath Youtube Elmer

Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by KI5MIT, Mar 30, 2021.

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  1. NN5AA

    NN5AA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm with you on this, Dan.

    &3, Vince - NN5AA
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  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hip boots and snorkel at the ready.
    (The S***'s gonna get deep)
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  3. K6VOX

    K6VOX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Throws a "full" body sealed suit @ kd8dey.....I think we will need an upgrade as the high wall of S^%$ is incoming....
  4. KB9MWR

    KB9MWR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2021
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  5. KB9MWR

    KB9MWR Ham Member QRZ Page

    For what its worth W6LG, Jim had some modest requests and likely good points like the bulleted list etc.

    I was initially annoying having to watch a video vs read. In a perfect world, KI6MIT wouldn't have posted this here and thus I'd know nothing of Jim's rambling and I'd be happier.
    Makes me wonder if Peter, KI6MIT helps this joker pump his youtube channel earning or something. The post here had no intro comments from Peter.

    But since I had too watch to find out, I can say Jim comes off as an older crabby guy who thinks the world owes him something or that his shit doesn't stink or something. (Others have made the same observation)

    I am not apt to waste any further time to see if Jim has any real content (like anything technical)...
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  6. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Amateur Radio Service for many is about some sort of emergency or public service communications and there's nothing wrong with that. For others, the Amateur Radio Service is their hobby and that's not a problem.
    § 97.3 Definitions. (in part)
    4) Amateur service. A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.


    "These specific exemptions do not apply to the amateur radio personal licenses. Emergency communications, for example, are voluntary and are not required by our rules.64 Further, there is no indication that most or all amateurs solely use their license for emergency communications; even the section of our rules allowing certain amateur operators to broadcast civil defense communications limit such authorization to periods of local, regional, or national civil emergencies.65 As we have noted previously, “[w]hile the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications, is one of the underlying principles of the amateur service, the amateur service is not an emergency radio service."

  7. KE0GXN

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    Couldn’t agree more. Way too many Tubers and “save radio” folks out there thinking they need to entice people to engage in a hobby they may or may not be interested in. SMH.

    Listen, I’ll keep transmitting as long as someone on the other end answers....if the day comes that there is no one to answer me on the other end....I’ll find something else to do.

    Some people just need attention and to feel important I guess.
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  8. KE0GXN

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    And I actually like this OM....at least he tells it like is. Too many of these other Tubers placate to the League, the manufacturers and whoever else is willing to throw a dime or “attention” their way. At least this guy doesn’t appear to give $&1+ about all that....I can respect that. I find it sad the CEO dismissed him like he did, at the end of the day the man is a Life Member...the League should at least be willing to talk to him about it.

    Not cool...
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  9. KN6KTI

    KN6KTI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I find it interesting that this curmudgeon’s letter/video complaining that the AARL’s video presentation was scattered and disorganized is also pretty scattered, disorganized and poorly produced.

    Pot, meet kettle?

    The president’s response was appropriate.
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    I wasted several minutes of my life watching this video too.

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