Liberty Net for Week of May 8-15

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE WEEKLY Liberty Net continues to offer some of the most interesting and thought-provoking QSOs to be found anywhere in amateur radio.

There was some intentional interference this week, but the illegal jammers got no takers for their obscene and illegal interjections, and soon dried up and blew away.

Listen to or download the Liberty Net recorded May 8, 2010

Here’s just a small sampling of the hot topics discussed this time:

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Liberty Net for Week of May 1-8

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE WEEKLY Liberty Net was on the air in fine style this week, with lots of debate and controversy over politics, finance, the invasion of America on its southern border, and the malicious use to which the tragic oil spill might be put by foreign forces determined to keep America militarily engaged in the Middle East.

Listen to or download the Liberty Net recorded May 1, 2010

Here are some of the topics discussed on the Liberty Net recorded by N2IRJ on May 1st:

• Has John McCain been replaced by a well-groomed look-alike while the real McCain vacations in Fiji? (1 hour 3 minutes)

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Liberty Net for Week of April 24 – May 1

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THIS WEEK a computer crash caused N2IRJ’s recording to be lost — but we do have a partial recording from an online receiver, so some of this week’s Liberty Net (recorded 4/24) can still be heard. The Liberty Net is amateur radio’s premiere and longest-running discussion net, on the air since 1974. The Net Control Station is published author and antenna innovator Victor Misek, W1WCR.

Listen to or download this week's Liberty Net

It was good to note the return of Vern, W9FAM, a broadcast station owner and talk show host in his own right, who’s been covering politics since he sat in on town hall meetings run by Obama predecessor and role model Franklin Roosevelt. Vern has been absent from the Net for several years. He puts in an excellent, high-quality signal.

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Liberty Net for Week of April 17-24

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

LATELY there’s been some real disagreement and debate on the Liberty Net, the longest-running discussion net in Amateur Radio history. Some participants believe that virtually all politicians are liars and totally corrupt servants of the moneyed oligarchs, except perhaps for a tiny number of right-libertarians like Ron and Rand Paul, and populists like James Traficant and Eliot Spitzer. Other “Liberty Netters” believe that the only exceptions to criminal politicians can be found in left-progressives like Dennis Kucinich and the late Ted Kennedy. Is this conflict resolvable? The two sides also have diametrically opposed views on the Tea Party movement. Will patriots who oppose the oligarchs ever come to a consensus? I don’t know, but the free speech and cross-fertilization of ideas are bracing and thought-provoking.

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Here are some of the highlights of this week’s Net:

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Liberty Net for Week of April 10-17

Our ancestors sought to "secure the blessings of Liberty" for their descendants. They did not have the illusion, common today, that widely divergent peoples could practice, desire, or even understand freedom.

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

PROPAGATION for this week’s Liberty Net began well but went very long later in the evening, making some normally big signals fade — but N2IRJ’s low-noise antenna brought most participants’ signals in with good intelligibility nevertheless. The Liberty Net — one of the oldest and certainly the most exciting net in amateur radio — is on the air every Saturday night at 10PM Eastern Time on (or near, within roughly 10 kHz) 3950 kHz.

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Here is just a tiny sample of the highlights from this week’s edition of the longest-running discussion net in amateur radio:

• Was the entire Polish government killed because they weren’t going along with the New World Order boys? (6 minutes)

• Obama was soundly booed when he threw baseball’s ceremonial “first pitch” this week. (21 minutes)

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Liberty Net for Week of February 27 – March 6

The upside down flag is an internationally recognized symbol of distress. It is an appropriate symbol for the crisis now engulfing American society. Intelligent amateur radio operators discuss that crisis every Saturday night on the Liberty Net -- within 10 kHz or so of 3950 SSB, starting at 10PM Eastern Time.

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

TERRIFIC STORMS knocked out Net Control Station W1WCR’s main antenna system and propagation was poor, but the Liberty Net — amateur radio’s historic free speech net of four decades’ standing — continued as usual with more mind-expanding information than can ever be found on the commercial broadcasting bands. In fact, the Liberty Net alone is enough to justify the effort and expense of purchasing a shortwave radio and setting up an antenna system. And when the criminals in Congress are eventually ordered to shut down or censor the Internet, shortwave radio may well be the only way to freely communicate over wide areas.

Thanks to Marty, N2IRJ, you’re able to listen to the Liberty Net right now on your computer — or download the file and listen on your portable mp3 player. And N2SAG operates a live feed and chat during Net times that lets you make an end run around jammers and a fickle ionosphere.

Listen to or download this week's Liberty Net

Here are just a few of the many subjects of discussion and debate on this week’s Liberty Net recording:

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