[450] AND FURTHER......

David McKenzie k1fsy at vhfwiki.com
Sat Feb 11 10:08:40 EST 2012

With great respect Bob, I do find it just a little ironic that someone who
takes such pleasure in finding out what pushes someone's buttons and then
stomping on them repeatedly would have such a problem with some harmless
teasing. I'm sure the boys know you are always listening when they bring up
these subjects and do it to get a rise out of you. And look, it worked!

That said, I do appreciate all you have done to enrich this hobby and enjoy
shooting the shit with you on the rare occasion that we are both on at the
same time, which seems rare these days.

If you ask me, I think the root of the problem is that John ran off to
Germany. With out him there's nobody to pick on. (Just kidding John please
dont reply with hate mail!)

I think everybody needs to take a deep breath.

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 3:57 AM, Bob <n1ujs at toast.net> wrote:

> 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 already
> recruited, 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 "extra
> class 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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