Re: CQ Magazine
I traveled for 23 months in a motor home with a kenwood tube type with 6146 finals in it...no problem. In fact that over 20 years ago and I recently got msg from ham that bought the rig and found my call sign inside of it.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If you don't change direction you WILL arrive exactly where you're headed!!
MSGT. Susan Meckley, USA (Ret.)
W7KFI & AFZ4SM
On Mon, 9/3/18, David Lininger <email@example.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] CQ Magazine
Date: Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:57 PM
"Too many hams nowadays can't even read the
color code on a resistor"...
Of course, some of us have enough
trouble even SEEING the color codes on
resistors. <grin> And then there
are those tiny surface mount things.
For a couple of years now I've been
thinking about whether or not it
would make sense for me to learn a bit
about tube circuitry, given that
we live full-time in our motor home and
travel a good bit. Tube
equipment is heavy and takes up a lot
of space. Motor homes don't like
the extra weight and there isn't a lot
of extra space. Tube equipment
doesn't like lots of vibration, and an
rv has been called a rolling
On 3/9/18 18:13, Bob Nelson via
> There was a time when we had QST,
CQ, 73 and Ham Radio magazines.
> That was back when you had to
demonstrate at least minimal CW skills
> to get a license. Now all that
has changed, and we are down to just QST
> CQ. AND now the FCC has decided
you only need to have "appliance operator"
> skills to operate on the ham
> Back in the old days (when you had
to demonstrate CW skills), many hams
> built their own equipment, or at
least a good part of it. Now, when I go
> to club meetings I find that 90%
of those in attendance have practically NO
> skills in electronics at all -
true appliance operators. And without
> the technical
> skills that were taught in QST,
CQ, etc, we have a situation where a LARGE
> percentage of hams can't even
diagnose problems with their "appliances",
> much less repair them.
> Now in my "old age", I feel very
grateful for what ham radio has done
> for me,
> since I discovered it existed at
about age 12. And it has been PLENTY.
> I could tell
> some true stories about how my
knowledge of radio allowed me to make some
> contributions to our country's
safety when I was in the military
> (1959-1969) -
> contributions that assured the
"mail would get thru", despite corruption
> at the
> federal gov't level.
> The point is that to the extent to
which ham radio gets "dumbed down", the
> nation becomes less secure. For
example, look at ham radio's
> contribution at
> times of natural and man-made
emergencies. But to the extent a ham
> can't keep
> his equipment running in less than
"normal conditions", the less
> valuable ham radio
> becomes to the general public.
> The FCC seems to have decided that
ham radio licenses should be easier to
> get, no matter what the overall
skill levels of the new licensee might
> be. We must
> hope this new philosophy proves to
be wise. But I, for one, am not so
> Too many hams nowadays can't even
read the color code on a resistor, much
> less be able to keep their
appliances operating when the going gets rough.
> Having practically no $$, I
salvaged old AM radios from the city dump to
> build my
> first xmitter from an article in a
1952 issue of CQ. Nowadays, there
> are no
> articles like that in the
> So the times have changed. And
we have to hope it all works out for the
> 73 - Bob, K6KL
> On Monday, September 3, 2018,
1:16:46 PM CDT, davemrtn
> Is CQ Magazine faltering ?
> This last Friday, 08/31/18, I
received the August issue.
> How many other people are
receiving LATE delivery of the magazine ?
> Has anyone received the September
> David Martin - NA1MH <https://www.qrz.com/lookup/na1mh> - Mountain Home,
> Wherever I go, there He is.
> Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose,
>>Professional Sports - An
activity for small minds<
> !! There is a reason it is called
"Sports Trivia" !!
David Lininger, kb0zke