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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TR on Homebrewing

Theodore Roosevelt
"It is not the critic who counts; not the ham who points out how the homebrewer stumbles, or where the builder of rigs could have built them better. The credit belongs to the ham who is actually at the workbench, whose hands are scarred by solder and metal and glue; who strives valiantly; who errs, whose amp oscillates again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to build his rigs; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid operators who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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3 comments:

  1. And to this very day, many rigs incorporate TR switches in his honor.

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  2. All my life I have strived for and achieved perfection. Now, in my twilight years I am entering a new realm...home brewing
    radios....there lies the difference in the above message. At first I would admonish myself for not achieving perfection but never stopped trying (Marine Corps). After months of trial an error, I walk away with the pride of accomplishment, never possible if I had not failed along the way...Thanks for the life lesson
    John
    A fellow Ham

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