KCØLNU, No Dan that only applies to the newbies who have less than 10 years in Amateur Radio,but those who have been around for awhile and know what Amateur Radio is all about are well aware they are far more than a step above the average ignorant snook on the street,or CB'er. That's part of the problem,with todays so-called Amateur Operator.Just passing an entrance exam,is such an elevated thrill to the average Amateur he takes on visions of Grandeur and begins to think he knows all there is to know. When in reality all he has done is qualify, to put his name on the list of those who DO want to learn.That's part of the challenge and the allure of Amateur Radio to those who are sincere about learning. In my 50 year association with Amateur Radio I'm still learning,and hopefully if I stay active and the new people don't ruin it for everyone I will continue to learn,that's what puts Amateur Radio Operators several steps above the klutz who passes the entrance exam then becomes stagnant,Hell anyone with normal faculties can accomplish that much. As an Amateur Radio Operator,one should strive to learn all they can, and polish their skills as trained operators and Electronics Experts. Take pride in accomplishment of not being the average klutz, but having earned the knowledge and title afforded one who is several steps above the average.