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Old 05-21-2009, 09:27 PM
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if its the neighbor kids RC cars that are causing the interference; will the FCC come and take them away from the kids?
That's a great point.

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:08 PM
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hmmm.
now i'm confused. don't know whether to hate hams, or cb'ers, or both. maybe i'll keep it fair and like them all one day, and the next day hate them all. and then back this way, then that way....

I think I'll just tinker with my antenners an' fool with my radios and hope nobody notices how much fun I'm havin'

Oh, phooey! tomorrow is hate everybody day.....

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:56 PM
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im curious as to what sort of criteria the FCC requires from the plaintiff in order to send out one of those letters.
anyone?
Often they will send an "official observer" to direction find the source of the interference and report back or send an actual FCC unit to locate and monitor the station causing it. If you see a non-descript van with antennas parked on your street...

Letters aren't just sent based on hear-say

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:49 AM
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There was a post on Zed yesterday that I think was pulled but there were some good points. A fairly new Ham was complaining that the old timers look down upon him because he was a no-code Ham . It was observed that his conclusion wasn't based on anything that happened on the radio but from reading comments on the forum. A wise person told him that if you are basing your conclusion on what you read on the ZED throw it out as the ZED is not Ham radio. False pictures of Hams come about because of the running of the mouth by a select minority on the forum. It no way portrays how people will mostly treat you on the air. I think that is something people need to remember and realize . Even some of those Ham ops on Ham forums become CB Rambos when hiding behind a keyboard . When I became a member of the local Amateur club I told them I was a new Ham and have talked a lot on CB but Amateur radio was new for me. They never said one negative thing. They were excited that I was going to be excited making contacts around the world. I kept my mouth shut and never mentioned that I had talked all over the world on CB and probably made some contacts they would drool over. It was all good. I quit freebanding and am enjoying myself with several Ham bands that put me in contact with very neat qso's around the globe with ease . So take what you read on the internet with a grain of salt as they don't reflect the very large majority of Ham operators .
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Sonwatcher,

You beat me too it. You can't go by what a handful of people say on the internet, compared to the thousands of respectful operators who are more than willing to elmer new people in the hobby. In my 45 years in the radio hobbies as both a ham and cb operator, I have only run into a few operators who were "holier than thou". You usually did not hear them for very long before the faded from the scene.

Fellas and gals - enjoy whichever hobby you are in -- cb or ham -- and don't pay attention to the few who are "holier than thou"

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Old 05-23-2009, 11:34 AM
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The "holier than thou hamers" are hard to ignore...they are like a boil on your butt.
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The "holier than thou hamers" are hard to ignore...they are like a boil on your butt.
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It appears the only folks getting love letters are bleed monsters upsetting hams. Clipping that diode may be loud but the splatter kinda makes hams bothered.

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