by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO
THIS YEAR, 2014, is the 40th anniversary of the Liberty Net. The net began in 1974, which was the year I graduated from high school — and I am now 58.
Through all that time, every week with hardly ever an absence, Victor Misek, W1WCR, has been our Net Control Station. That’s 2,080 Liberty Nets and counting. If we estimate four and a half hours per net, that’s 9,360 hours of net discussions, or approximately 84,240,000 words spoken — the equivalent of about 900 sizable volumes, many scores of encyclopedias. And I’m not even counting the times Vic has participated in the Survival Net, the Midweek Liberty Net, or innumerable informal discussions.
Fearless when it comes to taking on taboo subjects — open to discussions with those with whom he disagrees — never a censor — able to bridge the gap between participants who are having a dispute — unrelenting in condemning the activities of malicious jammers, and the inaction of the FCC which is charged with keeping the airwaves free — and courageous in calling treason by its true name — Vic, W1WCR has been a facilitator of intellectual and philosophical growth and insight like few people on this planet. No one else could have done what he did — and what he is still doing in 2014, soon to be 2015 and beyond.
With the Liberty Net, he has taken amateur radio to a new level of intelligence, interest, and public service in the true sense of the term. Always loyal to liberty — always true to the principle of free speech — kind to all, but always stalwart in support of the continued survival of his people, the founding race of the United States of America — Victor Misek is an example for us all, for amateur radio operators and truth-tellers of the next generation; truly an example for the ages.
I am proud to call him my friend.
Thank you, Vic.
On this year 40 of the Liberty Net, I raise my glass and say: Hail to you Victor and long live liberty — and the Liberty Net.
Listen: Liberty Net 12/20
Here’s my selection of the ideas and concepts brought up on the Liberty Net this time:
• Fewer Americans are working now than seven years ago — but more illegal Mestizo invaders are working here now than ever before. (12 minutes)
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