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Re: LF: Anything to get on the air...

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Subject: Re: LF: Anything to get on the air...
From: "Dick Rollema" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 14:25:33 +0100
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Mike WE0H wrote:
:
I agree with Dave G3YMC as to getting on the air with whatever it takes.
Many people don't have the property to put up a good antenna. I myself have
too many trees to make a vertical work on LF, so I am building the Ashlock
loops. It doesn't matter if you have a big antenna or big amp or the best
radios, this is a hobby to enjoy with whatever we can have. If you have a
weak signal, it doesn't matter. Just enjoy being on LF, as it is better than
not being able to operate on LF at all. By using low power or having a weak
signal, it may advance the new software development, as there is a need for
it with signals below the noise floor. Just look at the US operators on LF,
they most likely could have never achieved the 2000+ mile receptions with
the legal 1-w, without using all of this great software that so many of you
generous people develop and give to us free of charge. Everyone can along
from the rich to the poor and from the best-equipped station to the
compromised station. Maybe just consider working the weaker signal stations
as a great accomplishment on your part as being able to decode their signal.
It is like chasing that rare DX station on HF that is barely readable. These
are my comments and I welcome feedback both good and bad.

I consider Mike's  remarks a  fine example of the following item of The Amateur's Code:

quote:

The Radio Amateur is:

FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and consel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spririt.

unquote

73, Dick, PA0SE

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