[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Spirit
Edward R. Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed May 30 21:22:19 PDT 2012
Enough. I unsubscribe - there I am finally finished with anything to
do with amsat.
Ed - KL7UW
ex-member 3212 (worked on AO-6)
and now ex bb subscriber!
At 02:58 PM 5/30/2012, you wrote:
>The interesting thing is that this issue was brought up and caused by three
>EU hams. Why and how this type of thing always seems to degenerate into a
>commentary on the general ham condition and a personal war wages between
>people who were not even in the original event is an interesting statement
>in itself. I wonder if I can get a refund on my membership. We surely do
>need more satellites if nothing else than to spread you guys out.
>John - AG9D
>On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Clint Bradford
><clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>wrote:
> > Back to Eric's original question: "Where is the "ham spirit" these days?"
> > Well, I ask, WHEN did the true spirit of ham radio CHANGE to the point
> > where we can demean fellow hams
> > in public message groups - WITHOUT simply contacting an "offending" ham
> > privately to see if we could help
> > them with their system?
> > A simple email message to the "offending" station asking if he was able to
> > hear the bird ... If he has had any
> > problems with the FM birds in the past ... and find out if he knew he was
> > accidentally stepping on another ham ...
> > THAT'S what any responsible amateur radio licensee should have done FIRST.
> > And THEN write up the experience
> > here. Something like ...
> > "Hey, guys and gals. Was working SO-50 earlier this week, and booming in
> > with a strong signal was K6LCS. That's
> > the good news. The bad news is that he was stepping on everyone else - as
> > if he could not hear the downlinks from
> > the bird. I called him up (his phone number is all over his Web sites) and
> > we both identified the problem: a shorted
> > earpiece cable forced him to work without his normal receive audio setup.
> > He profusely apologized ... and he is not
> > really a "repeat offender." LESSON LEARNED: Purchase quality audio
> > accessories!"
> > Instead, the original message criticizes a fellow ham ... and two more
> > fellow hams publicly chime in with, "Way to go, Eric!" -
> > before finding out the facts of the matter.
> > Call me "old school," I guess. But I am not changing.
> > Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> > http://www.work-sat.com
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