I went to the Sussex hamfest two weeks ago, this Sunday. I bought that cup holder bracket for my VHF/UHF handheld, so I could listen a lot and talk a little during my trips back and forth to work.
Today, I was ready to rip the thing out and toss it out the window.
The absolute garbage that appears on some of these repeaters is appalling. Yeah, I know ...... 14.313 MHz and 75 Meters are no better. Have these guys (VHF/UHF/HF "mavericks") no shame? Do they have no idea how moronic they sound with their little "games"?
I was so horrified at listening to some of these shenanigans that it almost made me embarrassed to be a Ham. But then I remembered that I get on VHF/UHF so seldom, that I'm usually treated as a newcomer, even though I've been licensed for 35 years.
VHF/UHF - it's not my domain, and I thank the Lord for that! I'll take the QRP Watering Holes any day!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!