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ToeJam wrote in :

PowerHouse Communications wrote:
"ToeJam" wrote in message
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PowerHouse Communications wrote:

Who cares! CW doesn't belong in a SCANNER group. Discuss it in a
more appropriate group; there are MANY of them, and this is not one of
them!


"ToeJam" stuck his ToeJammed bigfoot up his ass
and wrote in message ...

The need for CW has been waining for many years now and technology has
eliminated a need for it. Why do we still need CW? How many Hams
still use CW? SNIP


You could have fooled me. From what I see here, there are more Ham
related postings than Scanner postings. Are you jummping all over the
other folks that are posting Ham related material too? Or did you just
get up on the wrong side of the bed? I'm not new to Usenet and don't
normally post off topic material, but when I see more postings
concerning a subject not related to the newsgroup, I figure maybe folks
gyrated from scanners to Ham. So don't go preaching to me with your
****ty attitude. You could have phrased your response a bit kinder
instead of being an asshole about it. I'll lurk and see how you
personally deal with the other Ham related postings. And FWIW,
Scanners are strongly related to Ham radio, always have been and always
will be.



No offense, but I don't see the other HAM related postings... All that
off-topic crap is filtered out by my newsreader... Sorry, I didn't
mean to make you feel like I was singling you out, I just don't see the
other crap, there for I don't have a need to "deal" with it...




No offense taken. And yes, if you turn your filer off or use another
reader, you will see a flood of HAM related material here, more so than
scanners. It actually took me by surprise to see so much. I usually
try to stay on topic on Usenet but with this newsgroup, it's hard to
tell what the on topic discussion should be about. Later.



No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and will
improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're involved with.
A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the services and
hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC

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So, in other words, if you don't know how to develop film, you have no
business doing digital photography? Brilliant!

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"Slow Code" wrote in message
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No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and will
improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're involved with.
A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the services and
hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC



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You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson

Brian Denley wrote:
So, in other words, if you don't know how to develop film, you have no
business doing digital photography? Brilliant!

--
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http://home.comcast.net/~b.denley/index.html

"Slow Code" wrote in message
news
No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and will
improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're involved with.
A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the services and
hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC


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Increase the theory test requirements. Kick some life into the hobby!

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wrote in message
ups.com...
You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson

Brian Denley wrote:
So, in other words, if you don't know how to develop film, you have no
business doing digital photography? Brilliant!

--
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http://home.comcast.net/~b.denley/index.html

"Slow Code" wrote in message
news
No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and
will
improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're involved
with.
A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the services and
hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC




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wrote in message
ups.com...
You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson


It isn't so much the "code" being removed which has dumbed it down, it used
to be you "had" to know electronics to get a license. Blame it on the Study
Guides which really don't teach ****.

Personally, instead of seeing this CODE argument going on forever and not
solving a damned thing, using the above post of the other necessities of
life - if you intend to get anywhere - let's argue - and understandably so
and more welcome than the code argument - why the classes are being dumbed
down for our kids! Around here, the schools are wanting to build near
professional sports arenas and I'm speaking "millions of dollars" - for the
"Football" games - to hell with the studies. They "used" to give you basic
supplies when you went to school, now you buy your own. The "School Board"
seats are more hotly contested than some of the "State and Local" government
seats. Yet the education level isn't improving.
No child left behind? Eh, not if they're foot ball players. IF NOT - they're
screwed.

Just my 2 cents.




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I know this is getting OT, but I agree. Ever see the stats on what the
school board people and administrators get paid compared to teachers?
Ever look at the ratio of school board administrative staff to
teachers? In New York some years ago investigative reporting indicated
that there were approximately 7 administrators per teacher and most had
"company" cars. Now we know where the money goes and why real
education doesn't matter.

Frank


Radiosrfun wrote:
wrote in message
ups.com...
You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson


It isn't so much the "code" being removed which has dumbed it down, it used
to be you "had" to know electronics to get a license. Blame it on the Study
Guides which really don't teach ****.

Personally, instead of seeing this CODE argument going on forever and not
solving a damned thing, using the above post of the other necessities of
life - if you intend to get anywhere - let's argue - and understandably so
and more welcome than the code argument - why the classes are being dumbed
down for our kids! Around here, the schools are wanting to build near
professional sports arenas and I'm speaking "millions of dollars" - for the
"Football" games - to hell with the studies. They "used" to give you basic
supplies when you went to school, now you buy your own. The "School Board"
seats are more hotly contested than some of the "State and Local" government
seats. Yet the education level isn't improving.
No child left behind? Eh, not if they're foot ball players. IF NOT - they're
screwed.

Just my 2 cents.


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"guess you have forgotten the antics of the 80 m crowd all code tested"

Well, I guess this proves there are assholes in every group! You can't
beat 80M for this.

Frank



wrote:
On 15 Nov 2006 19:08:37 -0800,
wrote:

You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license


guess you have forgotten the antics of the 80 m crowd all code tested

. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson

Brian Denley wrote:
So, in other words, if you don't know how to develop film, you have no
business doing digital photography? Brilliant!

--
Brian Denley
http://home.comcast.net/~b.denley/index.html

"Slow Code" wrote in message
news No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and will
improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're involved with.
A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the services and
hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC

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Radiosrfun wrote:
wrote in message
ups.com...
You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson


It isn't so much the "code" being removed which has dumbed it down, it used
to be you "had" to know electronics to get a license. Blame it on the Study
Guides which really don't teach ****.


Regarding testing for a ham license, I think that is a good idea. I
just think we should be testing for skills that show some ability by
the operator to set up and operate a rig safely. And we should test
his ability to communicate effectively and courteously in a widely
used form of communication that can be understood by emergency
responders: voice.



Personally, instead of seeing this CODE argument going on forever and not
solving a damned thing, using the above post of the other necessities of
life - if you intend to get anywhere - let's argue - and understandably so
and more welcome than the code argument - why the classes are being dumbed
down for our kids! Around here, the schools are wanting to build near
professional sports arenas and I'm speaking "millions of dollars" - for the
"Football" games - to hell with the studies. They "used" to give you basic
supplies when you went to school, now you buy your own. The "School Board"
seats are more hotly contested than some of the "State and Local" government
seats. Yet the education level isn't improving.


I don't know about your area, but mine has two distinct tracks for
kids. Those that are headed for a college education receive various
levels of advanced classes based on ability (more or less). Those that
are on the vocational track receive math and english at a level to get
them past NCLB requirements and the equivalent of shop classes. The
stadiums are for the most part outdoor with bleachers looking over a
multipurpose playing field that has a running track around it. And
this is one of the higher income areas of the country.

I do agree that sports in high school and college can be taken to
absurd levels of importance. In many locations, especially urban ones
the high school is essentially a farm club for colleges which are a
farm club for major league sports. I would love to see the system
taken back several notches but there is too much money at stake for
that to happen.


No child left behind? Eh, not if they're foot ball players. IF NOT - they're
screwed.

Just my 2 cents.


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wrote in message
oups.com...

Radiosrfun wrote:
wrote in message
ups.com...
You know, CW may be obsolete, but having to learn the code instilled a
bit of discipline and sense of purpose in getting a ham license. Of
course things like mathematics, science and such that require mental
discipline are no longer politically correct so are generally not
required in education today because we certainly don't want to bruise
anyone's ego or tax their MTV indoctrinated brains. So, I guess the
code will have to go.

Frank
K3YAZ
Tucson


It isn't so much the "code" being removed which has dumbed it down, it
used
to be you "had" to know electronics to get a license. Blame it on the
Study
Guides which really don't teach ****.


Regarding testing for a ham license, I think that is a good idea. I
just think we should be testing for skills that show some ability by
the operator to set up and operate a rig safely. And we should test
his ability to communicate effectively and courteously in a widely
used form of communication that can be understood by emergency
responders: voice.



Personally, instead of seeing this CODE argument going on forever and not
solving a damned thing, using the above post of the other necessities of
life - if you intend to get anywhere - let's argue - and understandably
so
and more welcome than the code argument - why the classes are being
dumbed
down for our kids! Around here, the schools are wanting to build near
professional sports arenas and I'm speaking "millions of dollars" - for
the
"Football" games - to hell with the studies. They "used" to give you
basic
supplies when you went to school, now you buy your own. The "School
Board"
seats are more hotly contested than some of the "State and Local"
government
seats. Yet the education level isn't improving.


I don't know about your area, but mine has two distinct tracks for
kids. Those that are headed for a college education receive various
levels of advanced classes based on ability (more or less). Those that
are on the vocational track receive math and english at a level to get
them past NCLB requirements and the equivalent of shop classes. The
stadiums are for the most part outdoor with bleachers looking over a
multipurpose playing field that has a running track around it. And
this is one of the higher income areas of the country.

I do agree that sports in high school and college can be taken to
absurd levels of importance. In many locations, especially urban ones
the high school is essentially a farm club for colleges which are a
farm club for major league sports. I would love to see the system
taken back several notches but there is too much money at stake for
that to happen.


No child left behind? Eh, not if they're foot ball players. IF NOT -
they're
screwed.

Just my 2 cents.



Regarding the "education". They teach "some" college level prep classes. As
to those with lesser ambition/grades, they have "classes" - period. There is
"Vo Tech" - but you had to have a certain grade average to get in "there".
As to shop, one school I know of - sold all their shop equipment years ago -
that being the same school "I" went to and got my start in electronics
training. I've never heard much of other schools having "shop" class around
here. The "stadiums" at some of these schools here reach into the "millions"
of dollars, upping the taxes on all who live there. Those stadiums are
damned close to being equivalent to a "Pro" Field. Hell, our local "state"
University doesn't even match some of them. That is pathetic. Yes, kids need
sports to teach sportsmanship and competition, but come on - "EDUCATION"
being "reading, writing, arithmatic" and so on are more important. AND as I
said, they fight for school board seats hotter than some local and state
government races. It is "sickening".

They've eliminated the "Wood, Electronics, Metal (including welding) and
Electrical" shops here. Now, I realize "Electronics" may not be as hot to
some as it once was, but it still has value in our country. So too does
"Electrical" systems/wiring, "Welding", etc. Do we not need "skilled" labor
anymore? No wonder this country is going to hell. Pretty soon all other
countries will out smart us in every field. Those who were pushing "no child
left behind" - need to get things back on track for "develpment" of
"marketable" skills."
We're still going to need things wired, welded, soldered, electronics to
mainain the "cell phone craze" and so on.

I realize most parents are working and unlike the past - at least one parent
made sure we did our chores, studying and so on..... things have changed
dramatically. They need to change dramatically again. Get these kids
interested in something. Even computers seem to be falling out of grace with
a lot of them - aside from chatting. I guess they equate computers to
"work".


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"Brian Denley" wrote in
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So, in other words, if you don't know how to develop film, you have no
business doing digital photography? Brilliant!

--
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Right, That why there is CB. You don't have to know how it works you just
get on it and act stupid. We can't have ham radio be like that, we want
skill. Quality, not quantity.

I know a lot of you don't like that because it means more work, but we get
a higher quality operator.


"Slow Code" wrote in message
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No matter what facet of radio you enjoy, the topic is to protect it by
improving the quality of the hobbiests involved. That's why most will
agree if you know morse code, you'll be a better skilled hobbiest and
will improve your nich of the hobby and/or radio service you're
involved with. A valuable knowledge base for those of coming into the
services and hobby.

Tnx, 73 Good luck in the contest.

SC








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