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Old 03-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Finally they let me work on a radio!!

One of the reasons my employer hired me is my extensive electronics and communications background. I was issued a 1st Class Radiotelephone License by the FCC in 1979.

Today, they actually let me work on some radios. Real radios. Wow.

Just some simple stuff. but it was still radio!!

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So how many QSO's did you make.....:
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Maybe next week an antenna or two to go with them ?
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He said he got to work on them Galen, didn't say he fixed 'em.

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These were emergency locator beacons. You do NOT want a QSO on one of those!
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Wade, I know what you mean. My last job, they hired me fro the refrigeration experience then I seldom got to work on a refrigeration system.

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I worked for a Company for 30 years. they wouldn't let me install telemetery systems. thought I was too dumb. but when they had trouble who did they come to to bail them out. I was told one time by one of the enginers in a sarcastic way that I proubley knew more than they did about radios but they were going to do their thing anyway. I told him that was OK as 1/3 of my job was correcting their jobs and if they wanted to pay me $20 an hour to do that was OK with me.
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I was told one time by one of the enginers in a sarcastic way that I proubley knew more than they did about radios but they were going to do their thing anyway. I told him that was OK as 1/3 of my job was correcting their jobs and if they wanted to pay me $20 an hour to do that was OK with me.

All about being "right" isn't it ? Who is right, who is wrong ? Who has the most weight and/or education ? What it comes down to is who has the most experience and can "get er done" correctly. Think of the money that could be saved by companies. Not for getting it right, but the job correctly done and applied. Savings that could be passed on to the consumer and a profit converted to the company.


Did that come out like I meant it to? I'm not sure I understood what I typed.
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I have found over the years,,,,, ENGINEERS and "UPPER MANAGEMENT" are JOB SECURITY for those who do the real work !
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One Country Boy ! That was the exact way it was . They also asked for my thought on why they were burning finals out of radios . I told them that if they would solder the PL259's when installing them would solve problem. They told me that I probley knew more about it than they did BUT they would continue to install them that way. Was the last time I ever put my two cent's worth in the hat. The last 7 years I just went to work did my job and went home nothing more.
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