Repeater Radio

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Licensed GMRS operator

My new GMRS call sign WQYY 664.

Yup it's official, i have a legal fcc issued GMRS License.
Catch you on the band around Central,Ky.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Narcissism


"Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.
Narcissistic personality disorder treatment is centered around talk therapy (psychotherapy)." Source Mayo Clinic.


Is this a side effect of too much social media? Instant attention, likes,dislikes, shared meaningless post's, empty advice from strangers further stroking our already inflated ego's?
What happened to empathy?Sympathy for others, well the two are practically the same thing.

Now those two words should be stricken from the English language since you know, no one can show empathy without first putting someone's feelings first. No, it's easier to get angry with everyone that doesn't see your point of view.

How about living through other people? Is it okay to claim someone else's misfortune as a bad experience for you even though you were not directly involved in that persons misfortune? In a way , yes.

It's fine to feel sympathy for a friend or family member that has suffered through some hardship in life, but to say it had magically affected your life to the point you believe you were some how traumatized by that event seems weird when you were not even there to witness the event.

Bossing others, why? Because your way is better or is it because you feel like you have to be in charge of everyone and everything around you? Do you have what it takes or are you doing it to bring yourself instant gratification?

I don't think Social Media has anything to do with it directly, but it certainly can add fuel to the fire making the symptoms far worse than if social media wasn't entered into the equation.

As the article from the Mayo Clinic has addressed, Narcissism stems from early childhood development and seems to be more prevalent in Males but does not discriminate sex of the patient, both male and females can be affected.

More to come...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

On My Wishlist

Some of the things on my wish list...

Anytone Smart CB Radio

A new house...
Peace on Earth
More Radio's
Peas on Earth

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Breaking the chains that bind us

Today, just one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States, i made a conscience effort to free myself from the spell I have been under for so many years.

What spell you ask? The social media giant called Facebook. That mind altering propaganda machine that millions of sheeple just cannot live without ever single day. Why? Why not? It took a presidency like Trumps for me to realize that I really don't need a network like social media to be social.

Sure it's convienent, it connects thousands of people worldwide in one central place over the internet where you can instantly share your thoughts, hopes dreams and rants with everyone. The only trouble is, what you read on that site isn't always what it seems.

I mean lets face it, not everything you read or see on the internet as a whole is the gospel truth, just because i post a video of a conspiracy theory doesn't necessarily make it so. Posting things online doesn't necessarily make us experts in a particular subject. I could post a video with a two page downloadable .pdf hypothesis on the beginnings of the Illuminati and swear i know what i am talking about, it still doesn't change a thing. It doesn't make me an expert on that subject, although there will be some gullable folks out there that will comment and read the pdf, view the video and take my word as the undeniable truth that some secret society has complete control over the destiny of humanity. Maybe my words and presentation might even cause some folks to run to the hills and seek refuge from an entity that doesn't even exist.

I can't in good faith, post something like that and sleep well at night knowing i may have sentenced some people to a lifetime of foraging for food while they live in fear that the next human they see is the men in black who have come for their first born and blah blah blah.

This is exactly the kind of crap that is shared on social media, just because it is in print doesn't make it so, some in depth research needs to take place (i would hope) before someone, anyone takes that information as the holy grail.

There is just too many sides presented in a dark manner on the internet lately and it can't be healthy for humans from a mental standpoint. What is the best way to control large numbers of people? Repeat the same message over and over again until you have millions believing that is the right way to live. Trouble is, you have this group and that group both believe their way is the right way to live. A country devided, can never stand on it's own two feet.

Look at the riots, protests and all of the unrest in America now. It's sickening what our country has become and i firmly believe social media is to blame. Maybe i am taking this too far, maybe not. But there is no mandate or law that says we as Americans have to take part in social media. it's an option we have. Take it or leave it.

As an owner of a hobby broadcast station, i do see how Facebook or Google Plus could be beneficial for the station, how else can you get people interested in listening to your station? Well, do what we all did before Facebook or the internet for that matter. Advertise, word of mouth, bumper stickers, SWAG etc.

I read an article the other day where psychologist said after extensive research they concluded that Facebook is toxic, it can be mind altering and i see where these doctors are coming from. Some folks just can't stay away from it, i even found myself attached to FB like it was a drug lately.

Not anymore. I closed my account today after seeing people supporting this side and others trashing that side, see it has succeded in destroying the very fabric of our being. I can't and will not take part in the destruction of our great country or of humanity for that matter. If anyone needs to talk to me that badly, they can always email me or if they are lucky enough to have my phone number then that's a great way to get in touch with me.

I just feel better knowing that i will not be pulled into that mess once again. Take that Mr. Zuckerburg.
The chains are broken and for now i am free.

barry.sallade@gmail.com

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Fate Of AM Radio


What is the fate of AM Radio?

I have a feeling FM will become too crowded to fill the need for more FM Translators, full power AM stations will get to the point where the cost of operating in a hostile environment (ie man made noise) will no longer be cost effective and either go dark or turn to the internet to carry their programming which is what is happening over in Europe.

While maybe the heritage stations like WLW, WLS, KDKA could hold on a bit longer, in the end i honestly believe AM will become a memory, leaving it wide open for part 15 operators to play on. And i do mean play, i don't want to come off as a doom sayer or negative about the future of AM but the noise levels and costs of running high powered AM facilities don't add up. I just don't see how these stations can over come the noise problem because the problem isn't being addressed by the FCC, AM BCB owners have brought this to the FCC's attention but the commission doesn't seem to care, if it's not about a new more efficient way to to get wifi every where on the continent then they just aren't interested.

I find myself losing interest in radio a little more each day, maybe not losing interest but i certainly haven't been putting much effort into it.
I have been messing around with 2-way radio's in the CB Band,GMRS/FRS and even MURS Shoot, i am almost a ham operator without the license, i will however apply for a license in the GMRS band after having some folks grumbling about users not having licenses.

















Either way,
i am still doing radio, even if it isn't a broadcast station.