Re: New 070 Credits / LID rant
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Amen, Joe !
From: "Joseph Miller kj8o.ham@... " <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 4:03 PM
Subject: Re:  New 070 Credits / LID rant
It is really sad that those who cry and whine the loudest about contesters probably never gave a thought that many of the advances in antenna design, radio design, you name it came from the contesters who wanted/demanded better performance from their equipment. I am not the biggest contester out there, but I do enjoy my Icom 7410 with it's twin pass band filters, 9 levels of audio filters going all the way to 250, and I can make it even smaller if I also use the notch filter. I could go on all afternoon. Granted there are a lot of radios better than mine, but what incentive is there for the equipment manufacturers to make better equipment if the anti-contest CB's (cty babies) have their way.
The WARC bands have been around since 1979, and half of them don't even know about it...
/rant mode off/
My 2 cents
73 de Joe KJ8O 1244
On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 4:52 PM, 'John Etling' john@...  <070@...> wrote:
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