[amsat-bb] Re: Recorder battery died - anyone have a recording? 2/5/2011

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Mon Feb 7 14:22:19 PST 2011

On 02/07/2011 04:23 PM, Joe wrote:
> Yes I am serious Yes it is a hobby. But also there are achievement
> awards. That are to some not worth anything but to others they are
> worth a LOT, it shows their skills and effectiveness of THEIR

It does not show that. Awards are given to people who want them. Having 
100 or 1000 grids confirmed, while admirable, does not make your 
"skills" any better then the person who has one or ten. There was a 
gentleman in the latest QST who uploaded his contacts into LoTW and 
found out he had a 5BDXCC, did getting that piece of paper change his 
skill level or effectiveness of his station? Nope. It's just some wall 

Also, quoting because Gordon hits the nail on the head:

On 02/07/2011 04:39 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> Get back to talking to people and playing with technology.  Every
> time you bring a competitive element into something, it all just goes
> to hell.  Stop the dick-size contest, and start playing with radios.


Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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