Video of Christian Ham Radio Operators studying the Bible thru the ionosphere
Once I obtained my ‘General’ FCC license (K2PTL) I was eager to find some Christian Nets (ham talk radio) on High Frequency, but sadly most of them engage in false teaching, easy believism, a watered down Gospel, and/or the unbiblical “accept Jesus” to go to heaven blasphemy. But today I found some decent Bible studies at 14.322.5 MHz.
Several Christians from around the globe studied 1 Cor 6:18-31 over the air. In ‘todays study’ none of them faltered, and this operator ‘stood out.’ I love his description of what a salvific “belief” is.
Though on this day I did not participate, I did check-in with Net Control, listened-in for 90 minutes, and then I chimed-in with my closing remarks of gratitude. I also sent three of them QSL cards (did not have all of their call signs).
Thankfully I can go on the air (HF) via our home base, portable, and even mobile from my Jeep. Thank You Lord for this radio (NOT purchased with IPOC funds). Thank You for the airwaves, the propagation, the International Bible Study Net; and my tower. For You are my High Tower, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18:2).
Although the radio can never replace the missionary. Wouldn’t it be nice to sneak a couple radios onto the forbidden Island where John Chau was killed? They can break our radios, and kill our missionaries, but the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church (Matthew 16:18).
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Confirmation Number: 2019032661829655
Proceeding(s): RM-11828 : Amendment of Part 97 of the Commission’s Rules Governing the Amateur Radio Service Rules Concerning Permitted Emissions and Operating Privileges for Technician Class Licenses
Filer(s): William B Rhetts
Brief Comments: I have examined the pros and cons of this RM-11828 proposal, and I submit that the cons outweigh the pros. My late Grandfather (W6UGX) belonged to our “greatest generation.” A generation where Americans were more knowingly and willing to sacrifice our lives for our neighbors. A generation that worked very hard for what they own. A generation that studied very hard for their academic achievements.
But today we live in an era where too many belong to that “give me” entitlement culture. Rather than study or work hard for their accomplishments, they want it handed down to them.
This proposal is not fair to those that studied to be a General or an Amateur Extra (not excluding Novice or Advanced), and it lowers our standards. In other words. If Technicians want General privileges, they should study and pass the General test. If Generals (like me) want Extra privileges, they should study and pass the Amateur Extra exam. Frankly giving any particular class (or group) of people (in this case Technicians) more unearned privileges than the others is discriminative. Therefore if you expand the band plan privileges of the Technicians, then I submit that you expand the band plan privileges for all others. Otherwise leave it alone. William B. Rhetts, K2PTL