08-25-2013, 04:30 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nova Scotia,Canada
Welcome to the forum BTW.
Books tend to tell the truth. Websites tend to put their own spin on things. Forums offer all sorts of opinions. Guess which route I tend to go.
Seriously books are something you can use to learn at your own pace. If you get on a good forum with lots of knowledgeable people it can be a great asset. IMHO this is a good forum for that. Never underestimate the power of a good mentor however. Check around the neighborhood for a ham club or some members and ask questions. One word of caution, don't mention too strongly that you are a CBer. Sad but true but a lot of guys won't give a CBer the time of day much less mentor "a lost cause". Without trying to start a debate here it stems from the blatant illegal operation and disregard for the rules that is rampant on the CB
band. The old adage of one bad apple spoils the lot holds true for this as well as all those hams that feel that way and make the rest of us look bad as well.
Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end you wish you had a club and a spade.