Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Elites kissed & made up?

On the night of July 7, 2008, the remaining Elites were on the air. Art Bell w6obb, Jim Watkins ki6gu, Scott Barris k7mix, and various other bit players including Jim Southwick m7js, and Bill Houlne wb6bnq (with one line), showed up.

Gu and artie tried very hard to pretend that they hadn’t been on air because propagation has been so bad (and basically it has been), but that didn’t stop the LittlePeeps nor the Short Attention Span Network!

In fact, the Elites have not been on air because there was still another big blow up. It would seem that artie and Scotty accused GU of telling SOMEONE, SOMETHING. So they were calling GU a rat, took all his pics off EliteHams site, etc. and left 3820 (where GU stayed put).

Now, we are right back to square one, where we were years ago, before the FIRST split. Does artie have the right to tell other hams who they can talk to, or what they can say, or when, or how? Many do not think so, thus the repeated ‘splits’.

By now, artie is down to (literally) a handful of ‘worshipers’. So this split left artie wandering the bands in search of a home (what-propagation was not bad those nights?). It is no surprise that artie did not find any takers. I said then, that the Elites would be forced to kiss and make up.

Scotty trailed along on arties travels. When you put all your eggs in one basket, as Scotty has done big time, you are likely to end up with nothing but broken eggs. Scotty only made a very brief appearance towards the end of the night. In recent days, he has claimed that he is working 12-hour days, 7 days a week, so that he does not have time to get on air, or to do the Phone Patch. This may or may not be true, but it sure sounds like a handy and socially acceptable way to ‘distance’ himself from the whole mess.

After many days, the Elites got back together on air. They may have ‘made up’ behind the scenes, but you could almost see the animosity dripping from the radio. The appearance of Jim Southwick (whom GU actually seemed to almost attack), helped fill the long empty silences between the Elites. One cannot help but wonder if he was contacted and invited to the party for just that reason.

That night, I do not think the Elite Hams site, chat, or phone patch was mentioned by any of them. Perhaps they should just take the site down (as has been rumored that Scotty wants to do). But, I am sure that artie will find another loop worshiping subject, to carry the load for him. It is just a matter of time…

(The full, unedited recordings of that night are currently available on the HamFanz Secret Page.)


Anonymous said...

For the west coast readers of this blog, it must be quite easy for you to follow the comments on this blog since you can easily listen in on 80 meters. There is anational audience for this blog, and some of us would like to be able to listen along with you Evvy. Even though that is difficult right now with summertime static, what would you reccomend Evvy? Why kind of SWL equipment do you have? From reading this blog, it is never clear what exact frequency I should listen to. Also what time? I do stay up late at night. Should I listen to an online receiver? If so, which ones do you reccomend and at what time? If the readership of this blog were given detail information on when and where to listen, it would be very useful to us. It might result in constructive comments on the blog as well.

evvy garrett said...

Annon said:
"From reading this blog, it is never clear what exact frequency I should listen to. Also what time? I do stay up late at night. Should I listen to an online receiver? If so, which ones do you reccomend and at what time?"

1) There are two links to online tuners on the left side of this very page.

2) There is a link to join HamFanz Yahoo Group on the left side of this page.

3) There is HamFanz Chat at: http://www.hamfanz.com/Chat/Chat.html

Those are all the places to get replies to your legitimate questions.

Please pursue one or all of the above.


Anonymous said...

That was as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

r. f. burns said...

Now that Scottie has taken over Jim Watkins' spot on the Elite Hams Gallery, he has made himself an OBB sandwich. Are you feeling a bit squeezed Art? Ben Gardner's most recent post is telling. His granddaughter Natalie doesn't look too thrilled about her new "Grandma". God I love this stuff, never a dull moment.


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