Turbocharged Excellence

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 13 13:32:59 EDT 2008

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:23 PM, Jim Bromley, K7JEB <k7jeb at cox.net> wrote:

>  slobbering masses has been a vital part of Amateur Radio
>  since The League was founded in the opening decades of
>  the 20th century by the wealthy and bored scions of New
>  England industrial nobility.

It's amusing to go back and read some of T.O.M.'s writings from way
back when, about their wild (for the time, no doubt) parties,
drinking, acting out, and so on. Recent discussions on AMfone about
the origins of the Wouff Hong and Rettysnitch and associated history
were pretty amusing. These guys weren't the starched collars some
today would have you believe.

>  By The Way, Todd, OM, I notice that you have not achieved
>  to your maximum potential in the area of license class.  You
>  really *must* upgrade to Extra at the first opportunity.
>  And while you are at it, please get rid of that unsightly
>  2x3 callsign.

What?!?? You mean it's not enough that I prefer obsolete technology
for my primary source of entertainment? I'm not quite at the age where
I can discuss liver spots or new dentures, but I did just celebrate 25
years as a licensed amateur 2 days ago. Gimme time.

I've actually been meaning to upgrade for a while now (or, at least,
recently) to enjoy the additional phone band expansion on 80m. Never
saw much need before. A move to 4-Land in the near future offers some
possibilities for a callsign upgrade or maybe 'change' is the better
word. Of course, not much is available in that area as they've all
been bought up. Some by out-of-call area licensees, even. Vanity over
call area accuracy seems to be the rule of the day.

Maybe I'll just add the /4 appendage instead. No one else has ever
held this call before. :D

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ(/4?)  (o:

BTW - a couple months back, I worked a 5-Lander on AM who'd been
licensed for 69 years! We had a GREAT QSO, discussing his BC-610 and a
myriad of similar topics. He was sharp as a tack and quick on the
trigger. Must be more an issue of attitude?

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