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[aprssig] OT: FRS & Type Acceptance WAS: Clubs, FRS ...teams

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 4 21:29:34 UTC 2011


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--- On Sun, 9/4/11, aprssig at k7ftp.net <aprssig at k7ftp.net> wrote:

> From: aprssig at k7ftp.net <aprssig at k7ftp.net>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] OT: FRS & Type Acceptance WAS: Clubs, FRS ...teams
> To: earl.kd5xb at gmail.com, "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 3:03 PM
> Earl,
> 
> Not to get into an argument with you, but back in the day
> of 14.4K and
> slower dialup speeds, there were sometimes more, shall we
> say, enthusiastic
> hall monitors that would immediately quash anything OT
> because messages
> could take a while to download.  
> 
> Today, we live in an era of T1 and faster Internet
> connection speeds.  All
> of the messages in this list can be downloaded in less than
> a second.
> Therefore, we don't need the aggressive hall monitoring -
> other than to keep
> people from having to read messages that they might not
> really care about. 
> 
> For those folks, a second or two of brain processing (to
> determine that the
> message isn't of interest to them) and then less than 1
> second to hit the
> DEL key is all that's required.  If someone is too
> lazy to do that, then a
> blacklist would be appropriate, but more in the reverse
> direction.  
> 
> Part of the problem that was being discussed are some HAM's
> that get overly
> aggressive in interpreting and bringing attention to the
> rules and laws.
> Just like some people are extremely energetic in objecting
> to topics that
> are not of interest to them.  
> 
> In relevance to the topic, I don't think that Radio Shack
> and Pryme
> speaker-mics which conform to the Icom standard interface
> are type-accepted
> to be used with FRS radios.  I don't think they really
> have to be.
> Likewise, I don't think that Bob hooking up a long speaker
> wire to the
> speaker output jack on his FRS radio is a violation. 
> 
> 
> Sure, if someone really cares enough to go to the FCC for a
> ruling on it,
> and draw attention to it, they can.  Just like they
> can complain all day
> long about messages on a topic that many of us did find
> interesting.  
> 
> Sorry to have offended you.  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]
> On Behalf
> Of Earl Needham
> Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 6:49 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] OT: FRS & Type Acceptance WAS:
> Clubs, FRS ...teams
> 
> My DELETE key is worn out!
> 
> However, I also have a black list available.  Perhaps
> I can put the
> offending parties in there -- along with people who suggest
> OFF TOPIC
> discussions are just fine and if you don't like them, you
> should use your
> delete key!  LOL!
> 
> 7 3
> Earl
> KD5XB
> 
> 
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs Quoting from the
> Coast Guard: ZUT Posted via Blackberry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <aprssig at k7ftp.net>
> Sender: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 05:33:48 
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'<aprssig at tapr.org>
> Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] OT: FRS & Type Acceptance WAS:
> Clubs, FRS ...teams
> 
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