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Old February 8th 08, 09:38 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.equipment
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On Feb 8, 4:33*pm, "Anonymous." wrote:
"Andiroo" wrote in message

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On Feb 8, 9:04 am, "Anonymous." wrote:

Sorry, OM, I am fundamentally opposed to supporting
in any way the gangrenous degeneration that is the
McM3/CB Fools' Licence scheme.
Another one who would rather have silent airwaves than keep the hobby
alive. Well gangrenous is the word !


CB Radio is a hobby. Radio Hammery is more than that; it's a whole-life
technical pursuit. I append a short FAQ to assist you in understanding the
difference .....

Q. How many exams do I have to pass to qualify as a Radio Ham?

A. 6. The Fools' Licence practical, the Fools' Licence exam,
the Fools' Licence Morse "Appreciation", the Idiots' Licence
practical, the Idiots' Licence exam and the Advanced exam.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Did all those who are set in place as my examiners have to pass 6 exams?

A. No. The person in charge, The Lead Instructor, Amateur Radio
(L.I.A.R.) who exhorts you to tackle all 6 was either too lazy or
too stupid, or both, himself to be able to tackle and then pass the 12 WPM
Morse
test that otherwise-unqualified self-taught 14-year-olds were
taking in their stride, despite that he had 25+ years available
to him.

The L.I.A.R. only passed one exam.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Why didn't the L.I.A.R. tackle the 12WPM Morse Test if he had so
many years in which to do it?

A. He said that he was opposed to the use of a Morse Test to control
access to the HF bands. That is, until a no-fail test was brought
in, the Fools' Licence Morse Appreciation, that even he could not fail.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Surely the L.I.A.R. took out a licence issued under the gangrenous
degeneration that is the M3/CB Fools' Licence scheme precisely because
he was the leading light in that scheme?

A. No. When the second class men, the Class B licensees, were given access
to the HF bands, the L.I.A.R let his M3/CB licence lapse. When challenged
as to whether he had renewed his M3/CB Fools' Licence, he retorted "Why
would I?"

-----ooooo-----

Q. Do all countries require you to pass 6 exams?

A. No. The RSCB provide a single-stage exam to be used in
some countries.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Does that mean that the RSCB and its directors are criminals
who are guilty of racism?

A. Yes.

-----ooooo-----

Q. If I am already professionally qualified, do I gain exemption
from the lower levels?

A. No.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Why is this?

A. It is for the express purpose of filling the coffers of the RSCB.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Can I sit all the exams at one sitting?

A. No. You have to prove that you have passed all the practical
exams before even being allowed to register for the later stages.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Is that rule applied across the board?

A. No. if you are a buddy of the RSCB, then you can arrange to
sit all the exams in one day in advance even though you have
not produced any evidence of having fulfilled the practical
requirements.

-----ooooo-----

Q. Doesn't that mean that those who make the rules for these
national exams break the very same rules?

A. Yes.

-----ooooo-----

Q. That stinks of corruption. Doesn't that mean that the RSCB
and all its directors are criminals?

A. Yes.

-----ooooo-----

Q. What is Ham Radio?

A. Ham Radio is a technical pursuit for those who
are interested in the science of radio wave
propagation and who are also interested in the
way that their radios function. It has a long-standing
tradition of providing a source of engineers who
are born naturals.

Ham Radio awakens in its aficionados a whole-life
fascination with all things technical and gives
an all-abiding curiosity to improve one's scientific
knowledge. It's a great swimming pool, please dive in!

This excitement causes a wish to share the experience
with ones fellow man, and shows itself in the
gentlemanly traditions of Ham Radio.

Radio Hams are in a unique privileged position in that
they can construct and operate their own equipment! No-one
else has this privilege. Users, such as broadcasters,
the po lice and armed farces, CBers and mobile phone
users have to purchase ready-made gear. Manufacturers
are not licensed to operate their gear. Radio Hams
are qualified to design, build and then
operate their own pieces of equipment. They do this
with gusto, and also repair and modify their own
equipment. This is a privilege well worth the effort
to gain, and one to be jealously guarded.

The excitement that drives a Radio Ham starts with
relatively simple technologies at first, perhaps making
his own Wimshurst machine and primary cells. Small pieces
of test equipment follow, possibly multimeters and signal
generators. Then comes receivers and transmitters. It is with
the latter that communication with like-minded technically
motivated people takes off. The scope for technical
development grows with the years and now encompasses DSP
and DDS. There is also a great deal
of excitement in the areas of computer programming to
be learnt and applied.

The technical excitement motivates Radio Hams to compete
with each other to determine who has designed and manufactured
the best-quality station. This competitiveness is found in DXing,
competitions and fox-hunts.

-----OOOOO----

However, beware! A Ham Radio licence is such a
desirable thing to have that there are large
numbers of people who wish to be thought of
as Radio Hams when, in fact, they are nothing
of the kind! Usually such people are a
variation of the CB Radio hobbyist; they buy their
radios off the shelf and send them back to be
repaired; they are not interested in technical discussion
and sneer at those who are; they have no idea how
their radios work inside and have no wish to find out;
they are free with rather silly personal insults.

-----ooooo-----

One infallible way to disambiguate the CB Radio Hobbyist
from the _REAL_ Radio Ham is to solicit their view of the
difference between CB Radio and Ham Radio. A Radio Ham will
perceive Ham Radio to be a technical pursuit and will
perceive CB Radio to be a social communications facility
no different in essence to a land-line telephone or a
GSM mobile in the hands of a 6-year-old. Thus a Radio Ham
could also use a CB set safe in the knowledge that
such use says no more about him than having a land-line
telephone, whilst continuing to regard Ham Radio as a separate
technical pursuit.

A CB Radio hobbyist, on the other hand, sees no difference between
Ham Radio and CB Radio. To him, they are
sisters-under-the-skin. Wrongly, the CB Radio Hobbyist then
tries to classify himself as the equal of the Radio
Ham when, in fact, he is nothing of the kind.

Ham Radio is not CB Radio and has no common ground with it!
Ham Radio is _THE_ technical pursuit for gentlemen; CB Radio
is the name for the operating hobby for those who buy their
rigs and equipment off the shelf.

-----ooooo-----

If you are the sort of person who is motivated by
a technical interest in how things work; if you took apart
malfunctioning clocks, toasters and the like and put them
right despite never having seen them working, then
a Ham Radio licence is your traditional route! There has
never *been a shortage of such people, and those who gravitate
towards such an interest have always been welcomed into
our shacks and their interests fostered. There is not today,
nor has there ever been, a need to go out and encourage
and press children, children who have never expressed an
interest in Ham Radio, to come into our shacks. Such an
activity should cause eyebrows to be raised - what
normal well-adjusted adults seek the social acquaintance
of children?!

-----ooooo-----

Please remember that this FAQ is a _POSITIVE EXHORTATION_
to you to exert yourselves to join our fraternity!


YAWN..

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"Andiroo" wrote in message
...
On Feb 8, 4:33 pm, "Anonymous." wrote:
"Andiroo" wrote in message

...
On Feb 8, 9:04 am, "Anonymous." wrote:
Sorry, OM, I am fundamentally opposed to supporting
in any way the gangrenous degeneration that is the
McM3/CB Fools' Licence scheme.
Another one who would rather have silent airwaves than keep the hobby
alive. Well gangrenous is the word !

CB Radio is a hobby. Radio Hammery is more than that; it's a whole-life
technical pursuit. I append a short FAQ to assist you in understanding the
difference .....
-----ooooo-----
Q. What is Ham Radio?
A. Ham Radio is a technical pursuit for those who
are interested in the science of radio wave
propagation and who are also interested in the
way that their radios function. It has a long-standing
tradition of providing a source of engineers who
are born naturals.
YAWN..


When you remove the brain from a CBer, what then appears to be
a yawn is really the empty skull trying to suck back in some form of the
missing intelligence.

Those who hold, or have ever held, or are candidates for, or will
never achieve despite an interest going back decades, a licence issued
under the gangrenous degeneration that is the McM3/CB Fools' Licence
scheme will never make it into the ranks of _REAL_ Radio Hams with
their gentlemanly and technical traditions.

Your attitude proves this.


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On Feb 9, 7:41*am, "Anonymous." wrote:
"Andiroo" wrote in message

...
On Feb 8, 4:33 pm, "Anonymous." wrote:





"Andiroo" wrote in message


...
On Feb 8, 9:04 am, "Anonymous." wrote:
Sorry, OM, I am fundamentally opposed to supporting
in any way the gangrenous degeneration that is the
McM3/CB Fools' Licence scheme.
Another one who would rather have silent airwaves than keep the hobby
alive. Well gangrenous is the word !

CB Radio is a hobby. Radio Hammery is more than that; it's a whole-life
technical pursuit. I append a short FAQ to assist you in understanding the
difference .....
-----ooooo-----
Q. What is Ham Radio?
A. Ham Radio is a technical pursuit for those who
are interested in the science of radio wave
propagation and who are also interested in the
way that their radios function. It has a long-standing
tradition of providing a source of engineers who
are born naturals.
YAWN..


When you remove the brain from a CBer, what then appears to be
a yawn is really the empty skull trying to suck back in some form of the
missing intelligence.

Those who hold, or have ever held, or are candidates for, or will
never achieve despite an interest going back decades, a licence issued
under the gangrenous degeneration that is the McM3/CB Fools' Licence
scheme will never make it into the ranks of _REAL_ Radio Hams with
their gentlemanly and technical traditions.

Your attitude proves this.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


I doff my hat to your 'gentlemanly' wisdom.....
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On Tuesday, 5 February 2008 22:15:47 UTC, Andiroo wrote:
Hi

I have just purchased a Howes DCRX receiver which works on 80m and was
a kit made by CM Howes in the UK around the mid-1980s. Does anyone
know where i could find the instructions or does anyone have one of
these receivers?

Thanks

Andy


Andy,

You can find all the CM Howes manuals for free on www.snowbird.plus.com.

Best regards,
Keith G4WQB
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On Sat, 23 May 2020 04:55:58 -0700 (PDT), wrote:
On Tuesday, 5 February 2008 22:15:47 UTC, Andiroo wrote:

I have just purchased a Howes DCRX receiver which works on 80m and was
a kit made by CM Howes in the UK around the mid-1980s. Does anyone
know where i could find the instructions or does anyone have one of
these receivers?


Andy,

You can find all the CM Howes manuals for free on
www.snowbird.plus.com.

Best regards,
Keith G4WQB


We could be fairly certain that, after TWELVE YEARS, Andy had either
already acquired the manuals or placed the Howes DCRX receiver in his
dust bin.

Sheesh!! google groopers!



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On Tuesday, 5 February 2008 22:15:47 UTC, Andiroo wrote:
Hi

I have just purchased a Howes DCRX receiver which works on 80m and was
a kit made by CM Howes in the UK around the mid-1980s. Does anyone
know where i could find the instructions or does anyone have one of
these receivers?

Thanks

Andy


Noted. I had not seen the date. Sometimes, people search for a long time for something like this and never get an answer, however. Do you have the PCB layout for a CM Howes buffer amplifier type CBA2 or perhaps the whole kit?


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