[450] AND FURTHER......

n1muq at optonline.net n1muq at optonline.net
Sat Feb 11 06:52:21 EST 2012

Bob, if you get frustrated and fade somewhere in the ether please send me an e-mail so I can find you, you have and I am sure always will be a good friend, who has taught me a great deal more than I thought I could have ever learned about this hobby and I always want to keep in touch.Charlie N1MUQ----- Original Message -----From: Bob Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:58 amSubject: [450] AND FURTHER......To: 450 <450 at lists.vhfwiki.com>> The question was asked (in a sneery fashion)"What is Bob's > infatuation with> this 979 guy?"> > If you had been paying attention, this should be obvious.> First, the guy loves radio and utilizes it.  He's intelligent , > polite, and> well spoken.> He commands a following of at least 100 radio-heads (maybe even > 200+), all> interested in ground wave communications and radio in general.  > Of these> followers, many have tickets, are in the process of getting > tickets, or> have jst upgraded their tickets.  All are new to ham radio and > have yet to> find a niche.  What better opportunity to teach them how to have > fun with> it and guide them away from repeaters and toward simplex and beyond.> Again, for THOSE OF YOU HUNG UP ON LICENSE CLASS, one of these > guys, Pete> from Pearl River, went from no license to Extra in just a few weeks.> Now the way I see it, these are all potential 450 folk, and this > "DX Tour"> is far more likely to include ham bands if all the followers are > alreadyrecruited, set up, and running on multiple bands.> As you all know, I take it upon myself to keep the hobby alive, and> specifically the 450/simplex part of it.  I have always > recruited and> attempted to inspire.> > That all being said..........*after assuring them that ham radio > is NOT all> stuffy arrogant stuck up CB hating bastards, and that "my > friends" on 450> are totally laid back, 'dig what you dig " and "do what you > want" kind of> hams who would be glad to welcome them into our social events > and willing> to help them get up and running by sharing knowledge, manpower, > etc.,  what> will I tell them after they encounter you guys?????????????*> > Like I said, it's a damn shame.> > I'll give you this, you guys are doing a great job of proving my > "extraclass novice" argument.> > For the record, I am not the least bit embarrassed by what I do > or do not> do in radio.  I know what my accomplishments are and am quite > proud of not> only what I've learned through the years but also what I have > taught.  Bash> away....I will continue in the path I have chosen with or > without you> guys.  Always have, always will.> 
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