What is Ham Radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, Jun 8, 2019.

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  1. AC0GT

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    So, if a man speaks in a forest, and there's no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?

    That would have been in 2004, when I enlisted in the US Army.

    I can link to how "mansplain" is defined too:

    That last one is probably the most applicable here.
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  2. KD7TFD

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    I do think there are some members of our club that need to watch this. From "MY" experience, there are wide spread interest in ham radio, I also believe there is room for all of us regardless of our interest. Just my opinion. Pat
  3. W7CJD

    W7CJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I climb mountains, and I have even been a rope leader. I have rescued a US Navy Seal.

    I am still very active.

    I have achievements in physics and electronics, outstripping most men. Most are military, so I won't go there. However, explaining how to chart subparticle research to famous scientists at the Physics Symposium, National Academy of Sciences 1965 is equivalent yo The Periodic Table of Elements, and reinterpretation of Charles and Boyles laws explaining how to make crystals of xenon fluoride to Rand Corporation, Santa Monica and explaining how to proceed on the Neutrino Physics Project, Fermi Institute and having nothing to show for it, is a terrible waste of more ability than that ..because so many men are poseurs covering for their own mediocrity.

    There is no polite way to state the problem.

    Men that bully women and girls, and act like everything is a secret society for men only will always be wrong.

    Women that bully men will always be wrong.

    I didn't bully anyone, nevertheless, I was left out of the paycheck and honors.

    "What a waste" is an expression I have repeatedly heard.

    My life has been shoved aside by mediocre men.

    There is no other way to put it.

    It seems mediocrity reigns.

    ..women and girls are good at science and math, and metallurgy and strength of materials isn't so difficult.

    I could explain how to do fast-reloading gun mounts on decks of US Navy ships.

    ..and that was only one example to military of explaining how something works.
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  4. W0PV

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    Bonnie, is it possible you're misinterpreting the image? :p

    What I see is an Extra class Ponytailed Lass "Elmira" urging on the the Tech Noob Dude who is quaking in his boots while retreating and sighing "It's too high! :eek:"

    She is incredulous yet patiently and firmly instructing him "Should I come up there to show you how to do it?" :cool:

    And then reaching out she says, "OH, and here are the batteries you forgot :oops: ... AGAIN ! :rolleyes:"


    73, John, WØPV
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  5. K0DD

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    Highly Doubtful... NOW I have Coffee, Creamer, and Oatmeal mix all over Monitor #2. You kids slay me. :confused: Totally.
    If this WAS truly a Sexist and Degrading poster that GUY would have both hands on her ass pushing. No matter what she's already made the Sammiches and has those in her pack... He's got all that useless radio gear and has been talking to his buddys all morning already... They'll just toss that crap over the side when things get really tough.

    If the snow ever stops flying in the Hills, Craig and I will Hit Harney for a weekend... I'm all for Tactical, but have no desire for Technical. Have a nice day. :(

    Erika DD
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  6. N2EY

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    Yes, it's bad, but manspreading is worse.


    As for "what is ham radio?"

    Radio for radio's sake. Radio as an end in itself, rather than a means to an end.
  7. K0DD

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    Another misquote by the ARRL... It's supposed to say, "What's the Internet?"

    Sorry Jim that one IS a WAY inside sliding fastball, whatever that is?... Now I have my leftover vegetarian spaghetti all over Monitor 3. It's a tough morning here.

    Erika DD
  8. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use to like that description of Amateur radio, "radio for radio's sake." Now I find that lacking. That could easily describe stamp collecting, "stamps for the sake of stamps." That describes a lonely act, something someone can do without any real connection to other people.

    The radio is not the end in itself, any more than a socket wrench set is an end to itself. Both the radio and the wrench are a means to do more, a tool by which we can achieve more than we could do without them. Unlike a wrench a radio is not useful without another radio, and another person. The radio is a means to experiment, learn, and communicate. If there is no learning then the radio is no different than a child's collection of trading cards, something to possess out of a contrived desire. If there is no experimentation then the Amateur radio not all that different than any other radio, something that sits on a shelf and powered up only for idle amusement. If there is no communication then it's just stargazing, yet another solitary act by which something might be learned but not shared.

    Ham radio is not radio for radio's sake, it's far more. Or at least it was.
  9. K0DD

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    I keep hearing a whispering elderly woman's voice behind me in response to the last few male posts... She's most likely one of the past Mistresses of the Manor... She's saying, "Whatever" o_O
  10. K0DD

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    I keep hearing a whispering elderly woman's voice behind me in response to the last few male posts... She's most likely one of the past Mistresses of the Manor... She's saying, "Whatever" o_O

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