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Old 05-15-2009, 03:46 PM
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What's so bad about elitism?

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Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite—a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes—are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern.
Maybe not the wealth part, but the rest seems pretty spot on... they left out good looking though.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:44 PM
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Maybe not the wealth part, but the rest seems pretty spot on... they left out good looking though.
As long as the club allows dirtbags like Perry and I to continue hanging out, it will never qualify as being elitist.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:45 PM
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You guys aren't dirtbags!
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:35 PM
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Since when is driving in Beef Basin without a shirt considered dirt bag....haha...

Thanks for all the feed back. I am pretty pumped to get my HAM license.

Hey maybe you guys can chime in on some reccomendations on which radio.

I am going to go fairly entry level to start. I was thinking about the Yaseu model that is listed at $169.00 (2900 model) or the ICOM model that was listed for $209.00.

Has anyone had any experience with either one? Or can you tell me from your experience which might be a better buy?
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Let me know when you decide to take your test, I need to take my general test at some point and nothing like a deadline to get my off my kester.

As far as the FT-2900, that is probably a good radio but AFAIK it's not out quite yet being a brand new model. The FT-2800 that it will replace is a popular radio.

Honestly, Icom, Yeasu, Kenwood and even Alinco all make pretty dang similar models in the various price ranges. You really can't go wrong with any of them, although it's best to mess with them before you buy. Look at other guy's radios and head over to the ham store. One of them will seem best to you, go with it. Trust me, it will not be the last radio you ever buy...
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You guys aren't dirtbags!
just kidding you, Perry.

Me on the other hand...
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:46 AM
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I am going to go fairly entry level to start. I was thinking about the Yaseu model that is listed at $169.00 (2900 model) or the ICOM model that was listed for $209.00.

Has anyone had any experience with either one? Or can you tell me from your experience which might be a better buy?
One consideration that may play a large part in your decision is mounting of the rig (Ham speak for radio )...Do you have room up front for the rig? Or do you need something that you can mount just the "face" up front and the actual transceiver elsewhere, like in the back?
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Good point Jeff, I have no space up front. The ICOM looks like I can do just about all I need from the hand set.
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That's the reason a bunch of us have the Yaseu 7800 or 8800. The removable faceplate makes it very convenient.

One thing to note: about 90% of the RS members have bought Yaseu brand radios. If you buy the same, you'll get expert help with your radio, and possibly can get it programmed for all the CO repeaters (and more) by DaveInDenver or Romer. If you buy one of the other brands, you will become our expert!
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yikes! me the expert..not good. You guys the expert much better.
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