On Wed, 2011-11-02 at 17:08 +0000, mal hamilton wrote:
> At the present time it is a Bodge anyway. I can understand the commercial
> interest, also a lot of Hams are not really interested in the band. There
Mal, While I think you are making some good points, I think there are
some considerations that you might also consider in fairness.
Not all interested amateurs are able or willing to invest time and money
into a situation where operating privilages might be withdrawn and a
long-term future not being secure.
Some, like myself take an interest without expressing that activity
through an obsession with having qso's or ticking off countries lists.
Wielding the soldering iron can be more satisfying than wielding the key
Some of us have to limit what cloth we cut for health reasons also!
Doesn't make us less than "Radio Amateurs". We DID pass the exam
(old-style, written answers) and did our fair share of DX chasing and
multi-multi big contest station operating in our day!
I've said it before, this is just a hobby. Not a way of life. If it
becomes an obsession there are many who would consider it an illness!
73 es gd dx de pat g4gvw
qth nr felixstowe uk
(east coast, county of suffolk)