>> ... All this makes me really, really glad I live in a country where we don't
have armed thugs on the streets ... It must be horrible to live like that. Gordon MM0YEQ
I thought you lived in Scotland, Gordon. A country where the BBC reported just in 2008 ...
"Crime in Glasgow 'worse than NY' - Glasgow could learn lessons from New York about
how to tackle crime, according to a report by an independent think tank.The Reform
Scotland report said there was now more violent crime per head of population in Glasgow
than in New York. It said crime figures from 2006-07 showed for every 100,000 people
there were 731.39 incidents in Glasgow compared to 631.30 in New York. It suggests
following a zero tolerance policy like the American city."
So, Gordon, to which country did you move?
You may need to change your source of news of the U.S., Gordon.
Please do not try to turn my scenario of extra law enforcement response to anything
at a national level to degrade the U.S. Ain't gnna fly ... (grin)
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
At 12:58 PM 6/29/2011, wa4hfn(a)comcast.net wrote:
>Sent the teacher joke here my mistake, well after the last
>150 field mess Maybe a joke is in order
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No problem. I have a slide-rule from my college years (1962-1968),
and am card-carrying member of Al-Gebra (BS Math 1968)! Good for a
laugh, forwarded to my wife ;-)
73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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Just returned home from giving my "How to Work the FM Satellites with Your HT" presentation to the Pasadena Radio Club. More than fifty in attendance, with three first-time attending non-hams.
What a first-class club. And what experience in that room. I always "poll" my audiences to see how long folks have been hams ... "More than ten years? Twenty? Thirty? ... " MANY hands remained "up" at 30 years. Their club is catering to all facets of the hobby and to all age groups - from promoting Boy Scouts of America events to last weekend's Field Day to many other projects and programs and events annually.
I know of no other club in the region that can claim "50+ years of existence - as well as 50 years of ARRL affiliation."
The Pasadena Radio Club is definitely one to visit if you are in the San Gabriel Valley. Their Web site is ... http://www.qsl.net/w6ka/
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Richard Martin" <K4DXF(a)att.net>
To: "Rick - WA4NVM" <wa4nvm(a)comcast.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:20:32 PM
Subject: Teacher Arrested-
My teacher friends will love this one!!!!
(and particularly, anyone in possession of a slide rule (or even knows what one is) guaranteed to be subversive and clearly up to no good!)
TEACHER ARRESTED IN NEW YORK - A public school teacher was arrested today at JFK International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.
He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. 'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like 'X' and 'Y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are 3 sides to every triangle'.
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, 'If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.'
White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by President Obama - It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow---
I think that the call sign has been mistaken - It should have been
9A3ST an amateur station that I have
worked or heard on a number of times on the satellites.
Trust that this will help with the enquiry.
>> ... What FM satellite really working with your HT have you presented to the audience ? HI....HI !
There are now two topics in my life that I hold dear and serious - (1) is not desiring nine cars full of armed law enforcement personnel to EVER be behind a fellow ham's car during a simple infraction traffic stop ever again in California, and (2) the statuses of the wonderful FM birds that we enjoy on a daily basis.
SO - My immediate reply is, "I have successfully worked AO-27, SO-50, and AO-51 SCORES of times in front of audiences at a Watt or two - LIVE and without failure - what's the problem?"
(In all honesty - I did "fail" to work '50 in front of HRO San Diego one morning. I calculated the pass incorrectly. BUT we later worked AO-51 successfully ... )
So 'cuse me if I feel a little defensive of my Personal Number 2 this morning. I have been handling calls regarding Number 1 all morning ...
Who cares? In the following scenario, I would care! If I had the call
sign N1OCL and I moved from Connecticut (or where ever) to Montana and
then tried to get a ham plate for my vehicle, I would care. I believe
my application would be turned down by the Montana DOL, because the
Montana license plate number N1OCL already belongs to someone else, a
non-ham. We know the problem exists for this call. I've heard it also
exists for others as well. We suspect N1OCL is someone's airplane
registration number and the guy got it as a personalized plate number.
It perhaps is legal in Montana, but I still would be ticked off and yes,
I would care. Like I said in my first response to this thread. This
could NOT happen Washington state--see earlier post.
73, Larry W7IN
On 6/29/2011 10:26 AM, George and Cheryl Abbott wrote:
> The discussion thread appeared concern opposition to "personalized
> "license tags resembling ham plates ,or legitimate ham plates being
> used on multiple vehicles.Who cares!.
> Thanks for your efforts to preserve our bandwidths! I really need to
> get back on the air.I'm still grieving the loss of AO13 and AO40.
> Regards, George W1GMA
> -----Original Message----- From: Larry Gerhardstein
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:02 PM
> To: George and Cheryl Abbott
> Cc: H. Vordenbaum ; Clint Bradford ; AMSAT BB
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: CA Ham Plates - Warning!
> George and Cheryl,
> So who is complaining? You? Harvey and I signed using our call signs.
> I've never complained about hams getting more privileges, voice, WARC
> bands, digital modes, LF, etc. Leaves more energy to be concerned about
> hams possibly loosing privileges.
> 73, Larry W7IN (57 years a ham op.)
> On 6/29/2011 7:04 AM, George and Cheryl Abbott wrote:
>> Why do you think that this is such a big deal?Sounds similar to the
>> old timers complaining about the granting of voice privileges for
>> novices back in the 80's.Get a life!
>> -----Original Message----- From: H. Vordenbaum
>> Harvey, K5HV
>> Kerrville, TX
>>> Larry W7IN, Plains MT