[Hpr] Hpr Digest, Vol 100, Issue 2

lostnbronx lostnbronx at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 13:01:18 PST 2017


I second Klaatu's assessment.

Ham radio is such a huge, complicated topic, it might be very useful
to have one or two "non-hams" on the round-table, to act as surrogates
for ignorant listeners like me -- people whose only function would be
to ask basic questions about what ham radio is, how you get started,
and why it's still important.

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> Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 07:14:38 +1300
> From: Klaatu <klaatu at member.fsf.org>
> To: hpr at hackerpublicradio.org
> Subject: Re: [Hpr] Amateur radio round table?
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> On 05/01/17 23:41, Michael wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>>
>> with Ken repeatedly asking for certain topics, I wonder if it would make
>> sense to do a kind of round table session on mumble. Where we can just
>> meet and talk about, including but not limited to, amateur radio. If we
>> have a whole group of people, they can augment their answers or correct
>> things right in place. Anyone interested could join in with their
>> questions or be it just Ken sitting there and hitting a big buzzer each
>> time we come across a term in the conversation that he thinks needs
>> explanation for the rest of the audience.
>>
>> hw?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Michael (Mirwi)
>>
>>
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> I'm not a HAM so I wouldn't be of much use at a roundtable on the topic,
> but since this is a "requested topic", I figure I may as well add to the
> resquest with an idea (or rather, an additional request).
>
> One thing that I've found frustrating is that nobody has ever sat down
> in front of a microphone or keyboard and told people EXACTLY how to get
> started.
>
> For instance, here's how to make a bowl of cereal:
>
> 0. Get any bowl.
> 1. Pour some Lucky Charms into it.
> 2. Pour milk into it.
> 3. Eat it with a spoon.
>
> This is not EVERY way to make cereal. It's the Ubuntu way. It tells me
> exactly what to do, without even mentioning that you could serve cereal
> in a mug, or that there are different brands of cereals, or that you can
> invent your own by combining granola (*mueslix) with some dried fruit,
> or whatever.
>
>
> Translate that to HAM (I'm making this up because I don't know):
> 0. Contact your local HAM licensing person, get trained.
> 1. Get a Foobar 6000SUX radio from www.ham.com
> 2. Tune in to frequency to 1337 hz
> 3. Announce your call sign
> 4. Profit!
>
> I believe if an HPR episode started with THAT, it would be invaluable to
> not just current HPR listeners, but HPR listeners for years to come.
>
> Just an idea!
>
> -klaatu
>
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:32:18 -0500
> From: kt4kb <kt4kb at yahoo.com>
> To: Klaatu <klaatu at member.fsf.org>, hpr at hackerpublicradio.org
> Subject: Re: [Hpr] Amateur radio round table?
> Message-ID: <4c3w9fylxh12h5sao2rg7tt2.1483731138083 at email.android.com>
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> Hello,
> An Amateur radio roundtable, sure count me in!
> 73, Jon-KT4KB
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S?6 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Klaatu <klaatu at member.fsf.org> Date:
> 1/6/17  1:14 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: hpr at hackerpublicradio.org Subject: Re:
> [Hpr] Amateur radio round table?
> On 05/01/17 23:41, Michael wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>>
>> with Ken repeatedly asking for certain topics, I wonder if it would make
>> sense to do a kind of round table session on mumble. Where we can just
>> meet and talk about, including but not limited to, amateur radio. If we
>> have a whole group of people, they can augment their answers or correct
>> things right in place. Anyone interested could join in with their
>> questions or be it just Ken sitting there and hitting a big buzzer each
>> time we come across a term in the conversation that he thinks needs
>> explanation for the rest of the audience.
>>
>> hw?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Michael (Mirwi)
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Hpr mailing list
>> Hpr at hackerpublicradio.org
>> http://hackerpublicradio.org/mailman/listinfo/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org
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>
> I'm not a HAM so I wouldn't be of much use at a roundtable on the topic,
> but since this is a "requested topic", I figure I may as well add to the
> resquest with an idea (or rather, an additional request).
>
> One thing that I've found frustrating is that nobody has ever sat down
> in front of a microphone or keyboard and told people EXACTLY how to get
> started.
>
> For instance, here's how to make a bowl of cereal:
>
> 0. Get any bowl.
> 1. Pour some Lucky Charms into it.
> 2. Pour milk into it.
> 3. Eat it with a spoon.
>
> This is not EVERY way to make cereal. It's the Ubuntu way. It tells me
> exactly what to do, without even mentioning that you could serve cereal
> in a mug, or that there are different brands of cereals, or that you can
> invent your own by combining granola (*mueslix) with some dried fruit,
> or whatever.
>
>
> Translate that to HAM (I'm making this up because I don't know):
> 0. Contact your local HAM licensing person, get trained.
> 1. Get a Foobar 6000SUX radio from www.ham.com
> 2. Tune in to frequency to 1337 hz
> 3. Announce your call sign
> 4. Profit!
>
> I believe if an HPR episode started with THAT, it would be invaluable to
> not just current HPR listeners, but HPR listeners for years to come.
>
> Just an idea!
>
> -klaatu
>
>
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