Acceptable talk on amateur radio band's.

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KF7WAG, Jan 30, 2018.

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  1. WD4IGX

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  2. AE7BT

    AE7BT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Avoid religion and politics.
    I once went off the air in dismay because during a QSO someone, out of the blue, went off on a political rant.
    No thanks, I can get that at any family get together when Cousin X goes off his meds.
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  3. K2CQW

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    This is why repeaters have timeouts.
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  4. K6BSU

    K6BSU Ham Member QRZ Page

    If anyone begins to rant about Trump, or the government, I make excuses and bail out.

    That goes for eyeball conversations as well as ham radio.
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  5. W6EL

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    I agree with the overall sentiments expressed here. I know a number of young operators (minors); It's worth watching what we say on the air for the sake of keeping new operators active!

    Here's KK6FR giving a description of what he thinks is acceptable on the air: (warning, profanity++ follows)

    Any thoughts on what we can do to keep the airways clean would be appreciated!
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Talk about electronics and ham radio works for me.

    Some of the new radios let you lock out certain frequencies.

    I have no kids here, So I can listen for Friday night entertainment.

    You can hear the same profanity on TV now a days.
  7. W6EL

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    Yeah, that's fine advice. Technical topics are definitely good.

    Yes, profanity++ is all over media. TV, internet, etc. Feels sick sometimes, doesn't it? I don't think that's justification for how some folks behave on ham radio. Merely a symptom of the same sickness...
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  8. KD2ACO

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    Good tactic. On the radio it's, "The QSB is getting me OM, catch you down the log sometime!"
    In person it's "time to get the cat washed."
  9. K6BSU

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    Many movies I get in the mail from Netflix turn out to be nothing more than non-stop "potty-mouth" dialog. Even the women actors can't go 20 seconds without a "" this or a "" that. This gets old in a hurry!

    I learned early-on that people use "trash talk" because their limited education and very limited vocabulary doesn't provide adequate preparation to express coherent and orderly communication.
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  10. WN1MB

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    What do you have against apostrophes and concise paragraphs?
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