Have to take the written again.  I guess if I had a manual to bone up on the 
freqs and regs and a test session close by... naw, too lazy.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Fletcher, W7RAF" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction


> Chuck, I hope you'll consider going after that "Extra" now.  It's never 
> too
> late...
>
> Rick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of Chuck McCown - 3
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 9:07 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction
>
> That is good to hear.  I was the president of my university ham club many
> years ago.  I let my license expire due to ignorance of the due date.  I
> have never bothered to renew it.  I never made extra 'cause I couldn't do
> one minute of perfect copy @ 20 wpm.  I had some mistakes.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Rick Fletcher, W7RAF" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 8:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction
>
>
>> You make some good points, Chuck, but you are wrong about one thing:  The
>> amateur ranks have been growing like mad since the archaic CW (Morse 
>> Code)
>> requirement was eliminated.  Also, hams are still experimenting and
>> innovating like never before as is demonstrated by the tremendous growth
>> of
>> SDR (Software Defined Radio) amongst the ham ranks.  The Big 3 of ham
>> radio
>> manufacturers (Icom, Yaesu and Kenwood) are fast losing ground to the 
>> more
>> innovative ham-owned and operated companies of TenTec, Elecraft and
>> Flex-Radio.  These same ham-owned companies are selling a lot of gear to
>> the
>> military, so they must be on to something.
>>
>> Hams are pushing the envelope in satellite and microwave comms as well as
>> digital communications methods which allow communications to occur at
>> levels
>> 30dB below the noise floor.
>>
>> Anyone who thinks we're a dying breed and "parasites" with frequency
>> allocations that should be reassigned to folks who can make "better use 
>> of
>> it" knows absolutely nothing about what's really happening in ham radio
>> today.  Of course, people talking strongly about things they don't
>> understand is very common, particularly in election years.
>>
>> Rick, W7RAF
>> Extra Class and 1st Class Radiotelephone
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>> Behalf Of Chuck McCown
>> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 5:32 PM
>> To: WISPA General List
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction
>>
>> A KA has been a ham longer than a KD.
>> (assuming it is not a vanity call sign)
>> Long time hams have more passion for the subject.
>>
>> But really, I agree with almost everything said.  Ham really has been
>> dying
>> for a very long time.
>> I just get bent when some WISPs take the entitlement attitude towards ham
>> freqs.
>> There are lots of PhDs that work in electrodynamics that are hams and
>> merge
>> their work world with their hobby world.
>>
>> Amateur Radio is Amateur like the Olympics used to be Amateur.
>> If anything they were the most professional people in the industry.
>>
>> I would hire a hobbiest ham over some guy with a certificate any day of
>> the
>> week.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Blake Bowers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 3:58 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Court Injunction
>>
>>
>>> Chuck - why would that make a bit of difference?  KD versus KA?
>>
>>
>>
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