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

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 15:53:26 UTC 2011


So........

What about the poor guy who gets the DIGEST and said digest is now HUGE and
he can't find what's interesting to HIM because the digest is full of OFF
TOPIC messages?

Seriously, this topic needs to go to some "sea-lawyers" mailing list and not
the APRSSIG.  In my opinion, of course.  Dunno where the list owner stands.

Vy 7 3
Earl
KD5XB

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM, <aprssig at k7ftp.net> wrote:

> 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>
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