Saturday, September 22, 2007

Calling Greg Sousa w6ezv

(Pic from 4.9.04 HamFanz Archives)
Where oh where is ‘The Voice of Reason’? Once a nightly presence, perhaps even a high-up member of the ‘Cult of the Loop’ now he is almost never heard from.

No doubt he is busy with job and family (Hey, we miss the pics of the kidlet too!), but Greg, can’t you set aside ONE evening a week to get on that radio? 3.720, The Elites, are waiting for you! Or if you can no longer do the ‘after midnight’ gig, how about The Short Attention Span Network on 3.740, you would be welcome there. Or how about 3.840, lots of new Generals there now, you might find someone to ‘relate’ too. Greg, you are missed (even if you were seldom ‘reasonable’)!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ben Gardner kd7bcw, Wishful Thinking, or Reality?

Is the posting of this picture on reflecting how Ben feels about women in general? Or about his new bride, Cherry? Or about all the recent brides ‘purchased’ and imported by the Hams? My guess would be that it’s ‘all of the above’.

Is Ben happy that he now has a S.L.U.T. of his own to ride? (Thanks to artie’s w6obb, generosity.) Or he will soon, and wishes it were even sooner?

Either way, the posting of this pic reveals much about Ben Gardner kd7bcw. Not that many of us did not know it anyway...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Art (w6obb) of Domination

“I really am a strong personality, and it is not unusual for me to dominate other people.” This is a quote from THE ART OF TALK by Art Bell, published by Paper Chase Press, 1998.

So is this what artie did to ‘rid’ himself of his Amateur Radio headaches? And just how did he do it?

After a month’s long hiatus, during which he may have taken the back seat, perhaps trying to wait out the solution to all the thorns in his side (Hams), artie stepped forward to solve his Ham woes.

For awhile artie hung with the Little People on 3.678. He was accepted, welcomed even. Ahh, but another thorn in artie’s side; he was not worshiped, nor the leader (though he tried a coup). After month’s of being left to their own devices, The Little People had formed a fairly cohesive ‘group’ of their own; they had a format, and each had a role with Glenn Thurman kn6z being the glue. So artie wisely moved on (as was predicted in The HamFanz Grudge Report as early as July 2, 2007

Now 3.720 is ‘his’ and it is pre-stocked with the chosen. (A sub-cult of the Cult of the Loop?). The elite, Hams that artie enjoys talking to, AND who could be manipulated, bought (in one way or another), or blackmailed into complying to artie’s domination. The starting line up for 3.720 consists of: Jim Watkins ki6gu, Scott Barris, w6edv, Bill Houlne wb6bnq, and Jim Southwick n7js. (With w6wbj and w6txh dropping in just because they cannot resist it once in awhile, but not to the point of vexing artie!) Most are former acquaintances/enemies, or Hams that artie himself alienated in recent years.

But how exactly did artie ‘dominate’ all these Hams, bend them to his whim, to accomplish the forming of the 3.720 Elites? Does no one else think it odd that in about one month’s time:

-ki6gu left 3.840 something he swore he would never do
-n7js shut down his online tuner, thus 3.840 would have a much diminished audience, and there would be few recordings of the anti-artie rants floating about?
-w6wbj STOPPED all jibes, insults, verbal and written attacks on artie?
-w6wbj and w6txh seem to have stopped jamming the Elites

Well I think it is strange! Though I know that numerous phone calls, emails, and chats initiated by artie were the starting point, or the basis of arties domination of these Hams; I cannot help but wonder what else was involved.

I think a LOT more than calls and emails went on behind the scenes. Did he threaten some with litigation (w6wbj, k6txh)? Did he somehow ‘buy off’ the materialistic Rev n7js, into closing a tuner that had been his second hobby for 5 years? Did he offer ‘friendship’ and trips to Pahrump to the lonely ki6gu?

“When I decide to do something, I insist it be done my way. No exceptions. And if there are other people involved in what I am doing, they must conform to my direction”, still another quote from THE ART OF TALK by Art Bell, published by Paper Chase Press, 1998.

It would seem that Hams do not read books, which is really too bad, as THE ART OF TALK is nothing but an artie manual. Or they do not mind, or actually prefer, being ‘dominated’ and manipulated by artie...

Monday, September 03, 2007

What is with 3840Hams?

First of all, are they going to ‘rename’ this site to 3720Hams? Most of the major players that used to hang on 3840 seem to have migrated to the new Elite frequency.

What about that ‘signature logo’, you know the one, showing all the used to be 3.840 participants on a computer screen? Again, many of those Hams are now to be found on 3.720 with regularity Including Steve Wingate k6txh!

The picture slots! What is going on with the picture slots? Seems like the only pics that get changed (other than Bill Crowell w6wbj, who changes his offerings often) are the ones POSTED by Steve, including OLD pics of ki6gu, n6edv, etc. My guess would be that Steve does not want everyone to know how many Hams have jumped ship. The pic situation is so dire that Bill Houlne wb6bnq has even posted a common internet/postcard image of the Coronado Bridge to fill empty spaces – wb6bnq has never occupied a pic slot on 3840Hams.

For a couple of weeks every time you opened 3840Hams, there was ‘software’ you could download so you could view some type of ‘Steve Flying’ video. (Well, hell, we can HEAR him doing that any night of the week!). Yea, right, like I would trust a ‘software’ download offered by k6txh and wb6bnq?

Then there is the ‘chat room’; they have a chat room. With much fanfare, they install a NEW chat client (that does not work), so they re-install the OLD chat until they can get the ‘new’ one to work. Now there are TWO chat clients.

Why in the world would a ‘sinking’ (stinking?) site like 3840Hams PAY for a new chat client? Well the answer to this one should be obvious to all; wb6bnq, who has been the silent, co-conspirator of this site since day one, wants more behind the scene power! (Come on, you did not really think that Steve in his 20 hour a day altered state, RUNS 3840Hams, did you?). Once this ‘new chat client is up and running, do be careful, as Bill Houlne probably has it configured to collect all kinds of interesting information about you! (Not to mention the ‘banning’ and ‘allowing access to begin with’ features.)

Steve, do us ALL a favor, put something interesting on the site (like a copy of your reply to the FCC), ‘fire’ wb6bnq as your ‘webmaster’, or shut the site down...

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Jim Southwick n7js, Looking for EVERYTHING in the wrong places!

It would seem that the ‘Rev’ is lost, can no longer find his way around the net!

Yesterday, I received several emails containing this quote (apparently from the 3840net chat):

Hamfanz Supporter

Sure hope she writes a new Grudge Report soon. I'm
starting to get the Grudge Report D.T.'s.
1:24 AM
hope she does too, because that one about me sounds like nothing but sour

“Nothing but Sour Grapes”? In what way? Sour Grapes, or the truth? It is not my fault if Jim does not like what he has become! I had no input in his choice of ‘roads’.

What I find most interesting is that Jim did not comment on this blog on the article referenced, where he might have been able to enter into discourse with folks about his views. He chose to comment in a place were only a very few of his cohorts hang, even then, no one stepped up to agree with him.

Not only could Jim have posted to this blog, but he definitely has my email, knows where the HamFanz Chat room is, and probably belongs to the HamFanz Yahoo Group.

Those whom ‘hit & run’ or ‘hit and hide’, as in this case (on frequency or someplace where ‘hitting back’ is impossible), quickly lose my respect! Add to that, if they are of the male gender, certain parts of their anatomy shrink each time such an ‘unmanly’ act is committed.

People, people, I am not difficult to find! And neither are you...


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