While surfing the intarweb the past few days, looking for interesting content for Hamsexy, I came upon an interesting thread over on eHam.
It seems a hammy named Bill, otherwise known as N6AYJ, has a beef with some operators on or around 3840 KHz:
I was listening to 3840 last night here on the West coast and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing: Ranting, raving, jamming, music, cussing, etc., etc. for hours on end. Totally out of control!
It made me ashamed to be an amateur. There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of thing. All of those hams should have their licenses revoked! And what about all those bootleggers? Why doesn’t the Commission do something about them?
It is really sickening, and I am having serious reservations about whether I want to continue to be a ham or not. Why doesn’t Riley Hollingsworth do something about it, rather than making speeches and mouthing platitudes?
At first glance, that is mighty interesting… I thought all the OM claimed that everything below 11m was the Golden Land because they were all so amazing that they had CW privledges… isn’t that an argument many OM have made for keeping code? I digress…
Anyhoo! Upon further investigation of our dear complainer Bill, we find that he has graced the pages of Hamsexy once before:
For those that are newer to Hamsexy, please take a look here:
Bill sends a crazed letter to our man in the FCC, Riley.
For those of you who really really want to wade through the TWENTY-FOUR page nonsensical diatribe that Bill sent Riley (really, it’s quite hilarious!), I’ve gone ahead and uploaded a pdf for your reading pleasure:
Bill and his words
One of my favorite quotes in his letter is that Bill’s “…a trendsetter…”
Kinda reminds me of another favorite quote of mine:
“I’m a loner, Riley. A rebel.”
Of course, what did you expect from someone who calls “[r]eceiving two Warning Notices from Riley Hollingsworth” as one of the proudest accomplishments in ham radio?
So, Bill, for your continued dedication to all that’s wrong with ham radio today, I happily award you the prestigious Hamsexy Ham Clown of the Month Award!