[rescue] Dayton Hamfest

wa2egp at att.net wa2egp at att.net
Fri May 16 17:42:41 CDT 2008

> The real reason some wanted the code requirement is to keep out "CB'ers"
> (a USA colloquialism). Unfortunately, bad operators have been a part of
> HF forever. It's why the ARRL was formed. All the crap you hear on late
> night 75M has been around forever. The net wars on 20M with the
> Intercontinental and maritime mobile nets being harassed by the B.A.R.F.
> were a disgrace.
> Getting more normal people on HF will keep it cleaner.
> And I'm a no-code General, soon to be Extra. I was a no-code tech 14
> years ago too.

Good going!  I have nothing against no-code hams.  As far as the 75M crap, I used to talk to some of those individuals.  Unfortunately, couldn't "calm" some of them down.  Oh well.  Part of the problem is the "HF police" that try to confront these people on the air.  Doesn't work. :)


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