Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, Aug 11, 2019.
Way to go...Sugar Loaf
Wasn't Sugar Loaf a rock band from the Seventies?
Think "Green Eyed Lady"? <grin>
Saw them in a small club in Denver in 1970, or so.
Like who cares as to what your preference is. (?)
The part I like 2019 most give calls and nobody on earth can understand what the call is. That is why phonetics helps.
Once upon a time, we could fly a Rainbow flag in front of our homes. Not only are the colors wonderful, it also represents our visible and audible capacities. Then came the "alternative lifestyle" community that hijacked the flag for they're own objective. I can no longer fly a Rainbow, decorative flag in front of my home, because to do so would indicate to most, that I am a member of that community. I am not.
The CB's did the same thing by degrading the term "handle" to mean, "I don't want you to know my given name".
If you were not a part of that time, you may not be able to relate.
Bah, generalities can often lead to mindless bias. On-the-air folks should be judged by the quality of their conduct, not the color of their licenses (or lack thereof).
Back in the 70s which was the heyday for CB our ham club did Novice classes. Safe to say that all of the applicants had exposure (or more) to CB radio. The fallout in the duration of the class was about 2/3. It was too difficult/not that interested or whatever.
We did code practice class sessions and I remember one goober getting out of his chair and announcing "I ain't putting up with this bullsh!t" and yanking his wife out of her chair and marching out the door.
The remainder of the class kinda rolled their eyes and continued to copy the code practice.
I'm afraid that I do discriminate about licenses. Not which one you/they have but not having a license (for any licensed service) at all. What's wrong with that? (That was a rhetorical question by the way.)
You’re right. It’s silly.
I loved "Don't Call Us".
Now, anyone remember Tommy Bolin, or his Colorado connection?