Thursday, July 21, 2005

Grain of Truth???

I'd seen the picture first, while wandering around HamCams for a few minutes to see if anything NEW has been posted, and wondered about it myself.

Then later that same evening, I just happened to be listening when Billie the Troll - n6ayj, asked Melba Mac - w7lw, about the significance of the baby bird picture Mac had posted to Hamcams. ("Birds of a feather", these two HAMS are not! For one thing, Melba Mac w7lw, is a human being.)

The resulting conversation (tit for tat!) was great, I laughed all the way through it. I have no doubts that this specific clip will become a classic...

BUT, is there perhaps a small grain of truth in Melba Mac's w7lw on air (and on HamCams) 'humor' about baby birds, about the HAMS of 3.840, about how the HAMS cater to artie w6obb??? Of course there was!

Was Melba Mac saying with 'humor' what he was, in actuality, feeling??? Or had observed???

Listen to it yourself and make up your own mind.


liveinthewire said...

N6AYJ is explictly "not listed by QRZ." I wonder how one arranges that. Did he do something annoying, or was it by his own request?

evvy said...

Ahhh, but did you do a Google???

liveinthewire said...

I found the proximate cause of the delisting. It was apparently done at his own request. Here is the relevant excerpt from

"Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 21:11:01 -0400
From: Bill Crowell
Subject: Omigod - I just found out - please remove me!

Gentlemen: It has just come to my attention that QRZ.COM is run by a group of onanists and that, indeed, tallywhacking is both a necessary qualification for employment and that its practice is required to continue in the employ of your organization. Being a normal heterosexual male with a normal sex life, naturally I do not wish to be associated in any way with such perverted practices. You really should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to keep these facts secret from the amateur radio community. Accordingly, please consider this a formal request that you remove me from your database. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. William F. Crowell, N6AYJ"


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