Re: June QST items of interest

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From: Ed Hare, W1RFI (ehare@arrl.org)
Date: Tue May 20 1997 - 10:15:11 EDT


mdwatt@usit.net (Marty Watt) wrote:

>That being said, I was more offended by the photos of tombstones in
>the color photo section. First, it reinforces that we are an aging
>hobby. But more importantly, to me, we forget the part of the
>Amateur Operator's code that stresses that Amateur Radio is a hobby,
>and shouldn't contribute to the neglect of work, or family, etc. A
>nice escape -- and I'm certainly proud to be an Amateur. But, I'd
>hope to have something more to remember me by on my tombstone than
>my callsign.

Of course, for at least a few of us, Amateur Radio *is* our work. I
better interpret the Amateur Operator's Code a bit different than most.
:-) My new callsign represents a good part of my life's work, so I
won't mind it they carve it on my monument.

72 and 73 from ARRL HQ,
Ed Hare, W1RFI (ex KA1CV)
ARRL Lab


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