Response to W1PE

Bry Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Sun Apr 29 08:00:32 EDT 2007

I thought this was a good answer:
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Hi Bob,

Sometimes I don't really think the league is pulling for us. I have been a
member for nearly 50 years. I pulled out for several years in protest of
incentive licensing that cost me a lot of my amateur frequencies as a then
general class licensee. I finally rejoined mainly to get QST.  

I leave you with one thought: You are out in the middle of nowhere and the
only means of communication is your ham rig. You need help desperately but
mic cable is broken and you don't have the tools to fix it. Now how are
going to get help? All you remember of CW is SOS and you are going to look
mighty silly trying to key the rig with the mode switch or shorting the
key jack 
intermittantly with a screw driver, if you even have one.  Oh, and by the
some of the first communications out of the Tsunami area several years ago
on CW! Some day, somewhere, this is going to bite someone where they sit
down. I hope I live long enough to say "I told you so!"


 John, W4AWM
 20WPM Extra

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