[amsat-bb] Re: knowledge required
johnag9d at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 11:37:15 PDT 2011
I hate to see this old horse beaten again but as a relatively new ham, and
new is a relative term, I passed the test the VE Team gave me. I did not
petition the FCC to do anything to make things easier or harder for me. Does
that mean I'm an idiot? I hope not. I went to my first symposium NOT as a
member and it was because of what I found that caused me to BECOME a
member. There are people in this organization who are way beyond me in terms
of education and capability. But never has anyone in AMSAT held that over my
head. From the top on down, everyone I have met at AMSAT-NA is genuine and
willing to help anyone with a question. I wish I could say that for the non
satellite ham community.
John - AG9D
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Michael Schulz <mschulz at creative-chaos.com
> And luckily there aren't too many people who are so full of themselves and
> view themselves as
> superior just because they have been in the hobby for so long. How dare
> newer and god forbid
> younger people come into your kingdom and claim a spot by virtue of passing
> a test that not by
> their fault has been made simpler.
> Instead of parking your ass on the high horse, get off of it and try to
> educate in a way that's actually
> helpful to people. I guess that concept doesn't really appeal to you?
> What I see on this list is either the old farts wishing back the good old
> times of AO-10 etc. or the new
> crop who are simply happy to work the FM birds with a HT and a store bought
> antenna. Instead of
> whining that nobody is paying for your next big toy (P3E) to go into orbit
> why not try to invoke some
> passion in the new folks. Light a spark for what it really means to let's
> say work a linear bird and
> understand it. The attitude I often see here doesn't really help.
> I guess your understanding of the ham spirit of helping others and sharing
> knowledge has been dumbed
> down in the process.
> 73 Mike K5TRI
> On Oct 22, 2011, at 12:10 AM, Dave Guimont wrote:
> > Hi Dom,
> > Just give up on trying to explain to some of these new operators! They
> will never understand what you, Peter, and others on here are talking
> > The way the US has "dumbed down" the license requirements produced
> > GO FOR P3E!!!!
> > 73, Dave, WB6LLO
> > dguimon1 at san.rr.com
> > Disagree: I learn....
> > Pulling for P3E...
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