[amsat-bb] Re: D STAR is here to stay
nss at mwt.net
Wed Nov 13 06:16:44 PST 2013
I agree on that also.
Now I'm not picking on them here. But I am a member of Four local
Amateur Radio Clubs. And have been an Amateur since 1975 and have seen
this "Hobby" change a lot through the years. And in all four clubs 90%
of the newly licensed get into this Hobby now, through the Public
service aspect of the hobby. IE: Skywarn, communications during
disasters, support like in parades etc. While there is nothing wrong
with this. But these newcomers do not seem to get the thrill of just
getting on the air, and throw out a CQ just to see who comes back. Just
for the thrill of the unknown. And that is sad.
I feel that Amateur Radio is more to them as the Service part of the
Amateur Radio Service. Not the experimenting and exploring part.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 11/12/2013 10:34 PM, Donald Jacob wrote:
> If you use that logic, then why use amateur radio at all. Just use your
> cell phone and you can talk to anyone, anywhere (that will answer!).
> Hobby, learn, have fun, meet others with the same interests etc....
> Guess something got lost along the way!
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 06:57:39PM +0000, wa4hfn at comcast.net wrote:
>>> I would like to see the DSTAR users pick a REFLECTOR and use it as a
>> state side intercomm. How cool would that be? Some one asking the group ,
>> hey who was that in fm-- or CN--or what was the call of the guy in DN--.
>> Look at how we could all help each other while working the birds.
>> Why not just use your phone? Far more reliable, far better coverage, far
>> better battery life and a tiny fraction of the cost...
>> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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