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Time for change

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by big_sho9, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. big_sho9

    big_sho9 amateur extra

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    I have been looking for a better forum to join, and here, I think I found it. I am so sick and tired of being flogged, trolled, and down right bullied at Qrz, and E-ham. Over there, If you as much as mention AM operation, (even ham AM) here comes a number of stiffs to bully you. If this forum had a callsign database/lookup, I would Never log into Qrz again. Seems like lately, Any post I make, gets me trolled. I have been an Extra since 07, but I also like cb. Im a grown-ass man, I know the rules, and sometimes like to get on 27mhz freeband. Its my radio, I paid for it, and if I want to talk on 27mhz, Ill do so. And I don't need a bunch of stiffs flaming me about it.


     
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  2. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    It's not all crumpets and tea here. Usually you would get the semi official welcome wagon in response to such an introduction. Instead you get me.

    You are correct, this is the one place on the interwebz where 11m and hamsters seem to get along. However we are not without our "discussions" and dissent.

    The stronger your opinion the more heated the rebuttal seems to be the one constant here.

    Here I'll speak only for myself. I'm a dick. I have to make large allowances for others just to be part of and have any conversation with others. Generally the more people I meet the more I'd rather talk to a tree, or my dog.

    I have hit it off with a few here. Get us on the phone and we get nothing done for hour long phone calls other than swapping radio horrors and outrageous tall tales. I've made friends for life here as well as contributing to the assisted forum suicide of several former members.

    You arrive here with all your experiences, opinions, and attitudes. Hopefully you brought a thick skin and a sense of humor.
     
  3. tecnicoloco

    tecnicoloco Tweaknician in Training

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    You can stop by at http://amfone.net too
     
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  4. 579Pete

    579Pete Guest

    Most think they know, “What is CB Radio?”, and they don’t.

    I could give a hooey about others technical proficiency when I’ve said that. However admirable in this instance (Radio), it has a zero compass-bearing as to what’s important. Spin-the-dial stupidity (as ignorance can’t be claimed).

    Remember, these are “men” who allow TV in their homes. That cancels any statement about what’s societally-worthy and what isn’t. Boobus Americanus (per Mencken) isn’t prohibited from nose-to-grindstone focus & ability . . just the larger picture into which we all have to fit. The “opinion” he’s issued, not the wisdom God made him capable.

    Thus:

    1). Be thought a fool, or open ones mouth and settle any doubts

    Check

    2). Believe any & all lies (CV-19) AND STILL FAIL to recognize the need for “skills” (Radio; here) which fosters trade & neighborliness among citizens,
    not to mention commercial applications. Where has Mr Pumpkin Head made CB more practical for all around him? He hasn’t (as he’s not any sort of citizen).

    Check

    Citizen Band Radio. (Hmmm, define those words. They aren’t colors).

    Let’s finish this off quick: the cretins and the morally-unfit whom they follow (ARRL) can’t be bothered to PROMOTE the use of a tool existing maybe in the millions of units across the USA. Arrogance or ignorance matter not.

    Instead they cancel their own events versus work-out HOW to use Radio to buy, sell, trade among citizens.

    4). Three million big trucks out on the road. As of a few years ago, 750,000 drivers EVERY NIGHT are 150-miles or more from home. The single largest job classification existing.

    Good luck making a Class 8 tractor radio install perform to spec.

    The number of pickup trucks and vans AT WORK exceeds even this.
    (Your wife who commutes 30-miles each way doesn’t count, huh?).

    (Let us thank lucky stars for: www.k0bg.com)

    Failures moral, mental & spiritual. Not partial failures, but wholesale.

    I read around on other forums. Not just Radio.
    No one has a lock on the King Stoopid Award.

    Your church isn’t any better. Bible-reading banned, but Bible-burning encouraged. The government CANNOT legislate in re churches.
    Doors locked at Easter? Church was then given to government. As that’s the hospital where all souls were murdered.

    Or understand it’s also no longer property of a distant governing body, but of the congregants who take & reform it. Cowards are to be barred.

    Things aren’t getting better. And they won’t.

    Rules are by agreement, not fiat. CB is needed, more than at any time in its existence. Rules are where cowards take refuge. Hear, and Be Heard.

    What Radio type do your neighbors possess, and how have you helped them? Their families and yours.
    (It matters little what you operate, it’s matters EVERYTHING what you and your neighbors share. That you can do more is THEIR asset, not yours).

    Are you a Doctor of Radio, or not?


    Being afraid to lose licensure: Let the Dead bury the dead.


    The Enemy laughs. And laughs.


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  5. 579Pete

    579Pete Guest

    The “usual” complaint about CB is its anarchy. And that comes down to a few users. The general group is men just like you.

    1). Was outbound from OKC a couple of weeks ago. Had one of those jerks on a base station who was worse than irritating on AM-19. Pure foulness.

    I asked him about three times, “Hey, man, what’s your name? What’s your home address?”, interspersed between his ejaculations and the on-air irritation of others. He heard me, and tried to brush it off verbally. I reminded him that no Radio is that hard to find. That maybe I’d do a 34-re-set in OKC. And I’d find him . . . and I had volunteers lining up there and then.

    I recommended that — as he had a nice Radio rig he might look to being helpful — maybe make a few friends. As among truck drivers there are all sorts. Good, and bad. Murderers, rapists, pedophiles, armed robbers among them. As well as ex-military and the college-educated. Preachers & Sinners. Trucking has them all.

    So character can’t really be faked. But he should start practicing. And some night he’ll hear a guy he didn’t know was his friend calling for him.

    When two or more of you are gathered, I am there.

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  6. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    Welcome pilgrim
    Around here the bullshit can get deep or heated but we dont hate on others
     
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  7. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    Humm , Someone made my point for me .
     
  8. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum. This is a Safe Place....for thick skinned members...I think. o_O
     
  9. Christopher17

    Christopher17 2ET703 LongStride

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    Good stuff kopcicle and 579, the fuss is an old one I think, there are some VERY knowledgable techs on this forum, the Elmer's in my neighborhood are stuck up princess, ask a question here and you can get 10 different responses and none are wrong, just another man's opinion, personally I find the bias distasteful and a big turn off to the amateur operator, still plan to get my ticket as well as an HF radio, meantime I'm enjoying shooting skip to Canada , South America, and all points in between, the DX cluster is mostly Europe but is still fun to log contacts on 11 meters when I got Caribbean or south America coming in , lots of good discussion on this forum, when I got here I knew nothing, now I'm a green hand talking skip on a home brew ground plane

    Welcome to the forum bigsho9 this is a place for all of us to share and learn
     
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  10. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    https://www.qrzcq.com This has a data base as well & I find that QRZ.com is run by a bunch of self centered idiots as well.

    SIX-SHOOTER
     
  11. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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  12. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Hope to talk with you some time Ant Nothang wrong with Am! The Ass that don,t like to use CB we don,t want to talk to them ant,y way Agen Welcome to the Forum
     
  13. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    There used to be one, I think one of the forum upgrades had a clash with it.

    https://www.worldwidedx.com/callsign/
     
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  14. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    AM, FM, 200,221 whatever it takes. Your welcome. Sarcasm comes with all forums. This is clearly the most helpful forum.
     
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  15. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    Welcome to the forum.
    This is the G Golly Wally train of thought, to piss me off or offend me I first have to value your opinion, that being said the only opinion I for sure value is God's and my own opinion of myself, the rest I can pick and choose. :)
     

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