Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are Ass Holes Increasing

 Stanley KD8IUU , a recovery for you is very simple. Its a lot like Alcoholics Anonymous,
First You Admit You are an ass hole and a LID.
There does seem to be an out break of assholisms. CDC reports:

WORLDWIDE ASSHOLES ON THE RISE


Does it seem like everywhere you turn, you encounter an asshole? Does it seem like you remember fewer assholes in years past? You're not alone. Assholes are on the rise everywhere from Kansas to China and there's no sign of a slowing in the trend.
What's behind this rise in assholes? Are there really more of them than there used to be, or have we somehow grown more sensitive to their presence?
Dr. Clive Rectum of the CDC notes that while diagnoses of Asshole have risen markedly over the last decade, it's far from clear as to what the cause, or even multiple causes might be.
"I favor an environmental explanation.", says the infectious demeanor expert. "These assholes find themselves surrounded by assholes from birth, and, well, asshole tends to rub off on you."
Here on the corner of 2nd and Crap, in a once modestly middle-class section of Cleveland, Duncan Shittypants, Jr. has been the proprietor of Duncan's Pawn Emporium since the late 1970's.
"I remember at first, you'd get maybe one or two assholes a week. They'd come in and start talking, and you'd know right away: this here's an asshole. You'd mutter and shake your head... try not to get 'em going, you know? Eventually they'd leave and you could get on with your day. Now? Well now you can't swing a cat without hitting an asshole. Store's full of 'em. It got to the point where I had to set up special Asshole parking." (It's a little farther up the street.)


Monday, September 19, 2011

Shortwave Listening isn't protected under part 97



 Hey, Gomer, if you are not in QSO, your listening frequency isn't protected under FCC part 97.

What say ?  Yes, that's right. A frequency is open for use if you are not yourself using same and the station transmitting does not hear or is being heard by who ever you're listening to.

 Frequencies are for all licensed amateur operators, not your buddies or your rag chew crew. Get used to it because that's the law.

Now that you know go forth and bitch no more. Also it would seem, calling CQ for more than a minute or two, would be interpreted as broadcasting. It is in fact a one way transmission.Once you have terminated a contact you no longer are protected from competitive use of that frequency by a licensed radio station.
The fact you declare a channel open is just a bit silly. You never had exclusive rights to it from the start.

So, the senile and  proud old goof balls no doubt will just continue to do business as usual. Just remember you are just as likely a Qrmer as the station you believe took your frequency. Remember radios do have tuning dials.