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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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I'm curious what everyone understands my "position" to be?
And also how it would preclude me from reading or posting in this thread?
As far as I recall I've participated in about every HAM thread that's come up on the EE board and I have used this stuff (without a license) a bit longer than most people around here.

I also don't remember ever indicating that I would under no circumstances get a license.
The only point I've made, is that I don't feel there's anything particularly deplorable about me not having a license and that I think making a big deal of the license is dorky.
I've got the book.
I've had it for a while.
I'm a dork too.
But it's not a big priority for me and I don't find it inextricably tied to appreciating 2m.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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Oh, btw, do you guys know that I lived at a Holiday Inn for two years of my life?



http://www.realadventures.com/listings/1065703.htm

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/...1/pt?ptLink=hd
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:50 PM
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If you guys want to do some light reading on radio wave propagation, if only to take a short break from studying for your exams, check out:

http://ecjones.org/propag.html
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Old January 18th, 2006, 03:41 PM
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:04 PM
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:07 PM
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hey john, the house is coming right along, kick ass man.....
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ
I'm curious what everyone understands my "position" to be?
And also how it would preclude me from reading or posting in this thread?
As far as I recall I've participated in about every HAM thread that's come up on the EE board and I have used this stuff (without a license) a bit longer than most people around here.
Your position is that ham radio is nerdy. I disagree. I believe ham radio provides access to some powerful tools and the term "ham" is only as nerdy as the people who make it that way.

You even allude to it in one of your previous posts:
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Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely a big dork, but how on Earth is HAM not incredibly nerdy?
I mean it's about as cliche as chess club or space camp.
You've been to HRO right?
What you list in your comment above is definitely geeky. There's no debating that. The people in those clubs make it geeky though. All of those people in HRO would be geeks even if they weren't involved in ham radio. The people who hang out at HRO did not all-of-a-sudden become that way just because they obtained an amateur radio license. Likewise, neither Aaron, John, nor I morphed into pocket-protector-wearing-nerds after obtaining our licenses.
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I also don't remember ever indicating that I would under no circumstances get a license.
I know you've made mention of licensure. I hope you take the tech exam and obtain a license. I have no issue with you using your radio without a license. I used my 2m radio prior to getting my license. The ridicule that we've put up with from you lead me to believe otherwise though. As you say below, it's not a priority for you. If you spent as much time studying for the tech exam as you do thinking up clever nerd jokes for this BBS you'd be licensed by now.
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The only point I've made, is that I don't feel there's anything particularly deplorable about me not having a license and that I think making a big deal of the license is dorky.
It's an issue for me because you talk like you're god's gift to amateur radio but you're not even licensed. Even if you were god's gift to amateur radio, you would not confuse the MURS band with the GMRS band. If you were to talk like that with a license in your possession it would only make you arrogant. When you do it without a license it makes you sound like just another blowhard.
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But it's not a big priority for me and I don't find it inextricably tied to appreciating 2m.
This is where you and I differ. There are many people that appreciate driving an automobile. The people that want to drive obtain drivers' licenses. I'm sure there are many people who drive who don't have driver's licenses. It's no different from what you're doing but the likelyhood of you being prosecuted for your crime is miniscule and your perception of pirating the amateur bandwaves being a victimless crime makes you content to sweep it under the rug and call it inextricably tied to 2m usage.

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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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I'm ready. are YOU?

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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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LOL. So while Jack and Craig go at it, Ho's reached 80% in Technician.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Here come trouble

John how many people were at your Technician's exam?
I can just picture this little room with a handful of people taking their test When a deep crew of Land rover guys rolling in. Sort of like a Harley Davidson gang rolling into town.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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The test is administered in the cafeteria of Northrup Grumman, which is obviously a very large company. When I took my Tech exam, there were about 10 others taking their HF tests. I think there will be plenty of room.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 07:16 PM
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radios?

should probably start a new thread, but, i know it's a little early to start drooling over new gear.....

craig, you still digging that icom? upgrading? recommendations?
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Old January 18th, 2006, 07:33 PM
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Learn it. Live it. Love it.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:17 PM
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craig, you still digging that icom? upgrading?

i think the answer to that will depend on the outcome of Feb 25th TEST DAY.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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guys, this hamtestonline thing REALLY works well:

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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:20 PM
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I'm going to get one of those hats with my name and call sign after I pass the test.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:31 PM
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Anyone have a spare room with easy access to serious coffee?
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:52 PM
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"Holiday Inn".... ??
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:55 PM
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Here come all the hotel jokes....
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Old January 19th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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guys, this hamtestonline thing REALLY works well

Checked out the online demo. I like it, seems very helpful. Gordon West was putting me to sleep.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Yeah, I did the Gordon West thing for the Tech exam. I passed... but only just. It was too difficult to spend any real time reading that book. The hamtestonline is the way to go. They got my $$ last night.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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I reached 35% in General last night.


Little by little....
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:18 AM
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Checked out the online demo. I like it, seems very helpful.

man, it's beyond helpful. JUST DO IT!
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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:30 AM
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craig, you still digging that icom? upgrading? recommendations?


I concur with Ho. I get the feeling Craig's current VHF/UHF set-up's days will be numbered after he gets generalized, and that soon his truck will look like this:


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Old January 19th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Hmmmm..... could I mount that to my TJM?
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